Project Description


An unusual ivory netsuke of Kan’u

Standing with his halberd, an oversized inro hanging from his belt

Signed. Early 19th century

Height: 4.5 cm


Probably the netsuke sold by Sotheby Parke Bernet, 9th Mays 1978, lot 89.  A similar one is in the Werdelmann collection, Düsseldorf, illustrated in Jirka-Schmitz, p. 40, no. 75

Item Location: USA. Due to the material from which this netsuke is carved, it is for sale within the U.S. only

Price: US$1,900