Project Description

Wood Manju Netsuke of a Dragon

Of rounded rectangular form, deeply carved, the scales incised and inked
Signed. Circa 1850
4.6 cm across
Nothing is known about this artist. Fuld records 11 wood netsuke, of which 10 are dragons and one a landscape. He fails to list an ivory dragon recorded by Meinertzhagen, and I have seen one in umimatsu