Project Description

Wood netsuke of Tengu no Tamago, by Hara Shumin (Edo, died 1875?)

An apparent early rendition of the well known subject, somewhat more worn than usual and with extensive inscription including the words ‘tachihara ju nin gigoku hiromichi komei’

4.4cm across


Sale, Sotheby’s London,27th June 1979, lot 176