Project Description

Wood manju netsuke with pottery inlays by Teiji 

Decorated with a kappa wearing a large straw hat and carrying a lantern.  The himotoshi are ringed with pewter

Signed on a pottery tablet: Teiji

Provenance: 

Bushell collection, sold Christie’s LA, 28th January 1989, lot 43;

Jacques H. Carré collection

Literature: 

R. Bushell, Collectors’ Netsuke, no. 300;

Eskenazi, Japanese netsuke from the Carré collection, no. 107

MR1108