Project Description

Bone Netsuke of a Balled Shishi by Ogasawara Issai

Curved into a ball with its four paws at the front, its mouth wide open to reveal a fine set of teeth.  Its coat is incised with irregular spots, and the eye pupils are drilled and inked.  The himotoshi are generously hollowed out

Unsigned.  Circa 1780

Height 3.1 cm