Project Description

Plum Wood Netsuke of a Suckling Mermaid by Masakazu (1839-1891 or 1894)

Seated with her tail curled under her and back up to serve as a cushion for her offspring

Signed inside one of the generous himotoshi: Masakazu.  Circa 1860-80

4cm high

Information:

Compare with an anonymous example in the Szechenyi sale at Bonhams, 8th November, 2011, lot 64 and a Masakazu in Kurstin and Okada, Masterworks of Netsuke, no. 50

MR1152

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