Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of Three Oni, by Gyokkosai

Falling over each other as they flee the beans being thrown at them as part of the New Year Setsubun exorcism rite. The beans are metal inlays

Signed

Width: 3.8 cm

Provenance:

Harry Seymour Trower collection, illustrated in the catalogue of his sale, pl. XI, no. 625

W. Lewis collection

Eskenazi, London(1984 catalogue, no. 51)

Carlo Monzino collection, sold at his sale at Sotheby’s London, 21st June 1995, lot 297

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London

Jacques Carré collection

Literature:

Magazine of Art, Fine Art Society, 1889

The artist produced variants of the subject with one and two oni

Located in the European Union

£5,800

Ref. B504