Project Description

Rare Netsuke of a Kirin by Yamaguchi Okatomo

Recumbent, with its large head turned back, the eye pupils inlaid in dark material

Signed. Circa 1790

Length 4.8 cm

Compare with another from the Jack Lang, Joseph Sem and James Rose collection, sold in the sale of the last, Bonhams NY, 17th September 2013, lot 2006. Its snout was replaced, the join visible below the eye in the right hand illustration in the catalogue. There is another in the collection of the late Joe Kurstin