Project Description

Wood netsuke of two turtles, by Kano Tomokazu 

A young turtle standing on the carapace of its parent

Signed: Tomokazu. Gifu, circa 1820

4.3 cm long

Provenance: 

J.G. Dalgleish, F. Meinertzhagen and M.T. Hindson collections, sold at the sale of the last, Sotheby’s London, 11th March 1969, lot 1020

S. Marchant & Son, London

E.H. Witte collection

Sotheby’s, London, 8th June 2000, lot 86.

Literature:

N.K. Davey, ‘Netsuke’ [Hindson collection], no. 717, illustrated

MR2651