Style of Kokeisai Sansho (1871-1926), unsigned
Japan, late 19th to early 20th century
Carved as a man kneeling, the right hand clutching his robe, his head attached to the body and movable, the face with a comical expression and lopsided eyes. The eyes and the back with inlays. The back with asymmetrical himotoshi.
HEIGHT 4.6 cm
Condition: Very good condition, with minor wear.
Provenance: European collection.
Compare a related netsuke by Sansho, with movable head, dated to the early 20th century, at Bonhams, Fine Japanese Art, 11 May 2017, London, lot 7 (sold for GBP 10,250).
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