Project Description

Rare Stained Ivory Netsuke of a Nue

It sits examining a paw, its head that of a monkey, its body of a tiger, its tail a snake, the monkey and snake head with inlaid buffalo horn eyes

Added signature of Okanobu. Kyoto, circa 1800-1830

Height: 3.5 cm

Provenance:

Denis Szeszler, New York

Willi Bosshard collection, purchased from the above November 1987

Literature:

Paul Moss and Max Rutherston, ‘Such Stuff As Dreams are Made on’, 2008, no. 27

Located in Europe

Price £11,000

Ref. SS27