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


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


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

Jacques Carré collection