Project Description

Ivory Seal Netsuke Carved as Daruma by Mitsushige

Of pleasing simplified shape which fits comfortably in the hand, Daruma looks skyward and emits a primordial scream. His eyes are almost flush inlays of dark buffalo horn, each surrounded by and incised circle. The attenuated base is cut with a single character seal, and the ivory has a deep yellow colour

Signed Mitsushige with kaō. Osaka.  Circa 1860

Height: 6.9 cm


Skiersobolski collection, Belgium