Project Description

Prunus Wood Netsuke of a Tanuki

Slimmer than some of its kind, it sits back on its haunches with its tail tucked between its hind legs and front paws raised. The expression seems pretty happy. The knot of a cord would sit comfortably and discreetly between the tail and right hind paw. A very pleasing netsuke

Unsigned. Circa 1820

Height 4.9cm


Skiersobolski collection, Belgium

Since in another Belgian private collection