Project Description

Wood netsuke of a boar by Namboku 

With one foreleg raised, the eyes double inlaid in yellow and dark horn

Signed in an oval reserve beneath: Namboku.  Tamba, circa 1850

Length: 4.6 cm


Fuld records only one boar by this rare Tamba artist, which may well be the same netsuke.  It was in the Katherine Matthies collection, sold at Sotheby’s New Yor, 25th May 1989, lot 53