Attributed to Kokeisai Sansho (1871-1926), unsigned
Japan, Osaka, early 20th century
The karako standing and holding a kettle, his robe lacquered in black and red. The Chinese boy pulls an amusing grimace, the eyes are double inlays of bone and dark horn. The robe is typically incised with scrolling patterns. Himotoshi through the back.
HEIGHT 4.5 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor associated wear to lacquer.
Provenance: European collection.
Compare the manner of the karako on a netsuke by Kokeisai Sansho sold by Zacke, Japanische Netsuke (1990), Vienna, lot 114.
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