Project Description

Rare ivory netsuke of a shaggy dog by Yamaguchi Okatomo (active 1780-1830) 

The visibly male dog seated and looking down to the right.  The eyes are inlays of red horn

Signed: Okatomo.  Kyoto, circa 1790-1810

Height: 3.3 cm

Provenance: 

Louis Gonse, Paris, sold in his sale 19th April 1926, lot 857

Literature: 

G. Lazarnick, ‘Meinertzhagen Card Index’, p. 620, illustrated

MR1168