Project Description

Virtuoso Tessai Style Buffalo Horn Sashi-netsuke in the Form of a Dried Salmon, by Cornel Schneider (active Swiss carver)

The fish carved with astounding naturalism, the colour of the scales contrasting cleverly with the rest, the tail with a pleasing curve.  The dead eyes are of amber. The himotoshi is pierced in the mouth, allowing a cord to pass through a gill or the cavity of the stomach. With storage container carved from a length of boxwood with most of its bark and lined in leather to protect the netsuke

Unsigned. Carved in 2023

Length: 15.2 cm

For an example of a slightly shorter (12.1 cm) Tessai model of the same subject, see the Bonhams London catalogue of the Harriet Szechenyi collection, 8th November 2011, lot 242 (£6,875, including premium)

Located in Switzerland.  Import to certain countries may attract duties at higher rates than antiques

Price: £9,000