Project Description

Walrus ivory manju netsuke with soft metal inlays 

The manju itself is carved with a pine tree and small cascade with stylised waves and mist, inlaid in soft metal, mostly gold, with two shishi looking up towards a koro on a low stand

Unsigned.  Tokyo, circa 1870

Width: 4.1 cm

Provenance: 

Harriet Szechenyi collection, sold at her sale at Bonhams London, 8th November 2011, lot 39

Jacques Carré

MR1115