Project Description

Stag antler netsuke of a zoomorphic ewer by Hoshunsai Masayuki 

Unsigned.  Tokyo, circa 1870

Height: 4.7 cm

Information: 

Although the numerous variants are superficially similar, there is an astounding variety to the faces. I believe this is one of the few of these models to have a beard.  Compare with four, one bearded, in Sydney Moss, ‘Kokusai the Genius’, vol. III, pp. 102-105

MR2643