Project Description

A Powerful Ivory Netsuke of Omori Hikoshichi

Represented at the moment when the beauty on his back reveals her true nature as a female demon, and he prepares to draw his sword. The hero’s upward looking eyes are inlaid with dark pupils

Unsigned.  Circa 1780

Height: 7.9 cm

Provenance:

Jury Kolodotschko collection, Munich, sold at Lempertz, Cologne, 14th June 2014, lot 122

Bought by Max Rutherston for Jacques Carré

Located in the European Union

£9,500

Ref. C103