Project Description

Stag Antler Manju Netsuke with a Lizard and Vine, Asakusa School

The vine growing through a hole in a wall. The eyes of the lizard are inlaid with what may be horn. The reverse is carved as a moon shaped hana-ike and a hossu which provides a himotoshi

Replaced shell signature tablet with single character ko

Tokyo, circa 1900

Width: 4.3 cm

Provenance:

Sale, Sotheby’s London, 16th July 1973, lot 72

Jacques Carré collection

MR3105 

 

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