Project Description

An Osaka School Ivory Netsuke of Tanuki

Standing with a lotus leaf for hat and holding a gourd flask and a lotus leaf fan.  The eyes are inlays of dark buffalo horn. His thick tail provides a himotoshi

Unsigned. Circa 1820

Height: 5 cm


Michel Edde collection, no. 10 in the catalogue by G. Wilhelm

Sagemonoya, Tokyo

Purchased from the above by Jacques Carré

Ref. B313