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Lot 47 (Fine Netsuke & Sagemono, 25th September 2020)

OKAKOTO: A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF KINKO SENNIN ON A CARP

By Yamaguchi Okakoto, signed Okakoto 岡言
Japan, Kyoto, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A fine and dynamically crafted ivory netsuke depicting Kinko Sennin seated on the back of a huge carp with its body arched and tail swinging upwards. Kinko attentively reads from an opened scroll. The scales of the carp are finely incised, and its eye pupils are inlays of dark horn. Fine patina. Good, asymmetrical himotoshi underneath and signed within a rectangular reserve OKAKOTO.

HEIGHT 3.8 cm, LENGTH 4.2 cm

The subject appears to be unique for the artist and for the Oka-school. The subject of Kinko Sennin has been executed by several members of the Yoshi- school.

Condition: Very good condition. The ivory slightly worn with fine age cracks.
Provenance: Old French private collection acquired at Sotheby’s London, 16 March 1983, lot 10.

Sold for €1,708

including Buyer's Premium


 

By Yamaguchi Okakoto, signed Okakoto 岡言
Japan, Kyoto, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A fine and dynamically crafted ivory netsuke depicting Kinko Sennin seated on the back of a huge carp with its body arched and tail swinging upwards. Kinko attentively reads from an opened scroll. The scales of the carp are finely incised, and its eye pupils are inlays of dark horn. Fine patina. Good, asymmetrical himotoshi underneath and signed within a rectangular reserve OKAKOTO.

HEIGHT 3.8 cm, LENGTH 4.2 cm

The subject appears to be unique for the artist and for the Oka-school. The subject of Kinko Sennin has been executed by several members of the Yoshi- school.

Condition: Very good condition. The ivory slightly worn with fine age cracks.
Provenance: Old French private collection acquired at Sotheby’s London, 16 March 1983, lot 10.

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