Project Description

Two-part Ivory Manju with Wrestlers, by Dosho (Osaka, active 1830-70)

Clearly no holds barred, as one contestant grips his opponent by the ankle; shishiaibori with staining
Signed: Doshosai. Late 19th century

Diameter: 5.1 cm

Provenance:

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

Literature:

Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists …, vol. I, p. 358, illustrated;
Atchley & Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection, p. 148, no. N201

Located in Amsterdam

MR1028

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