Japan, Ise-Yamada, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The long-legged islander standing tall, his loincloth belted at the waist and incised with floral and formal designs. He wears a cloth on his head and places his hands next to his face, the opening forming the cord attachment. The expression is very well-carved.
HEIGHT 13.8 cm
Condition: Very good condition with some expected surface wear.
Provenance: European collection.
Compare to a related sashi netsuke of Ashinaga by Masanao at Bonhams, Fine Japanese Art, 5 November 2020, London, lot 20 (sold for 4,812 GBP).
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