Project Description

Wood Netsuke of an Octopus by Ikkyu

Clinging to the side of a pot trap covered in barnacles and other shells, the eyes of the octopus double inlays of bone and dark buffalo horn

Signed. Circa 1900

Height: 4.3 cm

Provenance:

Anonymou sale, Sotheby’s New York, 25th May, 1989, lot 101

Literature:

Netsuke Kenkyukai Study Journal, 9/3, p. 56, illustrated in the report of the Sotheby’s sale

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