Project Description

Rare Pale Boxwood Netsuke of a Metamorphosing Fox by Matsuda Sukenaga (1800-72) 

Dressed in a long robe and cowl, standing holding its heavy tail whilst in the midst of its transformaton from fox to a wizened old priest, one animal haunch still discernible

Signed. Hida Takayama. Circa 1860     

Height:  4.6 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 

MR3344

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