© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
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Katalognummer: NE0419-039
A SMALL IVORY NETSUKE OF DAIKOKU WITH DAIKON AND RAT BY THE TOMOCHIKA SCHOOL
By Tomochika, ivory netsuke
Japan, Edo, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Daikokuken, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan and associated with wealth and prosperity, is dragging a daikon radish (both Daikoku and daikon have the same dai, as in “large”) with a rat (nezumi) on top, which is also a symbol of this deity. A very lively, dense composition. Natural himotoshi between the legs and radish leaves, signed TOMOCHIKA within a wavy reserve on the smooth reverse of the daikon.

HEIGHT 3.1 CM, WIDTH 3.7 CM

Condition: Very good condition, age crack through the daikon
Provenance: British private collection

Literature comparison: A very similar netsuke is depicted in The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum Part B, Frederick Meinertzhagen (edited by George Lazarnick), New York, 1986, page 895.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 600
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 300

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