Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Mermaid and Octopus, by Shunkosai Chogetsu

She smooths her hair with one hand as the octopus straddles her fish tail.  Its eyes are inlays of dark buffalo horn

Signed: Chogetsu. Edo. Circa 1850

Length: 6.3 cm

Provenance:

Harriet Szechenyi, sold in her sale at Bonhams London, 8th November 2011, lot 69

Purchased by Sagemonoya, Tokyo and sold to Jacques Carré

Literature:

R. Bandini, Shishi and Other Netsuke [Szechenyi collection], p. 37, no. 54

Located in the European Union

£11,000

Ref. B404