© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
AN IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO PUPPIES FIGHTING OVER AN AWABI SHELL
Katalognummer: NE1118-026
Ivory netsuke
Japan
19th century to Meiji period (1868-1912)

One of the puppies is smooth and bright while the other shows a fine and slightly blackened fur pattern. Dogs are a symbol of health; the inu is also in the zodiac. The awabi shell, with the typical row of holes, can also be a symbol of longevity. The puppies have dark inlaid eyes. Himotoshi through the smooth dog.

WIDTH 4.6 CM

Condition: Very good condition with a fine patina
Provenance: British private collection

Nachverkauf:  verkauft/sold

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