Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Horse, by Ikkan

With its head turned back, a lock of its mane falling on either side between its eye and ear, the eyes double inlays of horn, while the teeth, revealed by the curl of the upper lip, are of bone
Signed beneath.
Nagoya.
Circa 1850
Length: 4.5 cm
Literature:
Sydney L. Moss, Zodiac Beasts And Distant Cousins, no. 36
G. Wilhelm’s review of the above exhibition in Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, 13/3, pp. 34, illustrated
Eberhard Schmidt-Böthelt Fine Work in Internatonal Netsuke Society Journal, 26/2 , p. 47, illustrated, with an effusive description
Association Franco-Japonaise n° 95 de 2007 CHECK
Eberhard Schmidt-Böthelt, Horses in my Life, in Internatonal Netsuke Society Journal, 33/1, p. 37, illustrated
Provenance:
Private collection, Philadelphia
Sydney L. Moss, London
Sale, Nagel, Stuttgart, 13th November 2007, lot 2542
MR3991
Located in France

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