Project Description

Rare Boxwood Netsuke of a Fox Priest by Matsuda Sukenaga

Dressed in a long robe and cowl, standing holding its tail whilst in the midst of its transformation from fox to human

Signed. Hida Takayama. Circa 1860

Height:  4.8 cm

Provenance:

W.L. Behrens, no. 421 in Joly’s catalogue

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1983

Julius and Arlette Katchen, Paris, sold in the second sale, Bonhams London, 10th May 1917, lot 22

Literature:

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., ‘Zodiac Beasts, Distant Cousins’, 1993, no. 68

MR3344

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