Boxwood netsuke of a Chinese man
A Chinese man shelters his head with his right sleeve, the wind making it billow. A sword is strapped to his back, reminiscent of Shoki and his robe is lightly incised with karakusa
Signed with the cipher. Circa 1780
Height: 8.2 cm
Provenance: Couzon collection, Paris.
Compare with two other netsuke attributed to this rareset of artists in S.L. Moss, 100 Years of Beatitude, nos. 36 and 37.