A finely carved and attractively stained ivory netsuke of a court official, dressed in finely engraved courtly robes, with one hand on a ledger and the other leaning on a table. The carving is very much in the style of the Osaka master Hidemasa. Large, irregular and well hollowed-out himotoshi through the underside and back.
HEIGHT 3.4 cm
Provenance: European collection.
Condition: An unidentifiable object has been chipped on the left shoulder of the man, otherwise in fine condition.