This netsuke shows a temple servant, dressed in flowing robes and wearing an eboshi, who has fallen asleep seated on a rolled-up umbrella, with a blissfully dreaming face with fine features. Good and large himotoshi through the side and underside. The ivory of a good color with a fine patina.
LENGTH 6.2 CM
Condition: Very good condition, the ivory showing signs of wear with a fine patina and a few expected age cracks
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman