Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Shishi, Tamba School

The design derived from an archaic censer, a loose ball in the mouth

Unsigned. Circa 1850

Height: 3.7 cm

Information:

Variants include one signed by Toyomasa in the Kurstin colleciton, Miami

Provenance: 

Anonymous London sales, Sotheby’s, 12th November 1987, lot 170 and Bonhams, 16th May 2013, lot 60

Jacques Carré collection

MR3119

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