© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE0419-009
AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECLINING CHINESE IMMORTAL WITH A FAN
Unsigned, ivory netsuke
Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An early netsuke of a man lying straight and sprawled out, resting his head on one arm and holding a fan in the other hand. He has one eye closed, while the other is opened just a tiny bit, as he awakens. His long garment with wide sleeves is of a Chinese courtly style. As there is a hyotan on the reverse, this is probably an immortal as they keep their life elixir in such a vessel. This hyotan also forms the himotoshi. The facial expression but also the light hue of the ivory and fine polish make this a very noble netsuke.

LENGTH 7 CM

Condition: Very good conditon with few age cracks and beautiful patina
Provenance: British private collection

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 1.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 500

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