Project Description

Small pale boxwood netsuke of a mermaid by Shugetsu I 

The ugly mermaid perhaps intended for Okame, carrying a folded letter and grinning

Signed: Shugetsu. Edo. Circa

Length: 5.1 cm

Provenance: 

Teddy Hahn, Darmstadt

Information: 

Compare with the only variant I can find, 6cm long, in Sagemonoya, ‘Netsuke, Ojime and Masatoshi’s Kabuki’, p. 16, no. 33

MR2679