Project Description

Solid ivory manju of Ota Dokan, by Yoshitomo

The face carved with Ota Dokan in stained shishiaibori; the reverse with the country girl offering him a branch of yamabuki on a tray
Signed: Yoshitomo. Circa 1860-1880

Diameter: 5.2 cm

Provenance:

Virginia and Susan Atchley, LA, sold by order of the latter’s executors

Literature:

V. Atchley, Netsuke that tell a Story, in NKSJ, 8/4, p. 69, the story explained and the netsuke illustrated

INSJ, 17/1, p. 17, illustrated

Atchley & Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection, p. 122, no. N160

Located in Amsterdam

MR1029

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