Project Description

Wood netsuke of Tengu no Tamago by Hoshunsai Masayuki

Altogether smaller than the Shumin model, though no doubt influenced by it; one himotoshi ringed in ivory

Signed: Masayuki with kaō.  Circa 1880

3.2 cm across


Compare with an ivory variant in Sydney Moss, ‘Kokusai the Genius’, vol. III, pp. 84-85