Project Description

Stained ivory netsuke of shishi with mokugyo by Okazaki Rensai 

A somewhat hieratic shishi leans symmetrically on the gong with its front paws

Signed beneath the base: Ren. Tokyo, circa 1870

3.8 cm long


Compare with a similar Rensai netsuke illustrated with a line drawing in Meinertzhagen’s Card Index, p. 647