Project Description

Pale boxwood netsuke of Yojo by Tanaka Juntoku Minkō (1735-18116)

Stabbing his master’s cloak with his sword.  His eyes are inlays of bone with drilled and stained pupils, and the himotoshi are lined with bone rings

Signed: Minko. Tsu, circa 1820

Height: 2.6 cm

Provenance:

French private collection

Information:

Fuld lists six of these, including one in the Irving Gould collection (no. 89 in the catalogue), one in the Hermitage Museum and one in the Werdelmann collection

MR2885

 

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