Wood Netsuke of a Recumbent Ox by Kano Tomokazu
A fine rendering of the subject, delicately and precisely carved. The eyes are double inlays of light horn with dark horn pupils
Signed in an oval reserve beneath: Tomokazu. Gifu.
Length: 4.9 cm
S.L. Moss, Zodiac Beasts And Distant Cousins, no. 31
G. Wilhelm’s review of the above in Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, 13/3, p. 34.
A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. 2, pp. 116-117, no. K253
S.L. Moss, London
Julius and Arlette Katchen, Paris
Rutherston & Bandini, 2012, from whom purchased by the present owner