© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: OSJAP0719-056
AN EARLY AND FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A PIEBALD CAT ON STRAW BROOM
Unsigned, ivory netsuke
Japan, mid-18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An early ivory netsuke with an incredibly rich honey patina depicting a domesticated piebald cat lying densely curled up on a straw broom. The surface on the broom is very well carved and the himotoshi are on the underside and exactly as they should be.

LENGTH 4.5 cm

Provenance: British private collection with two valuations from Sotheby’s, by Neil K. Davey, dated 1974 & 1984, inventory no. 159.
Condition: Several age cracks, very fine patina. The stem of the broom has been lost. It appears that the cat is carved separately as a metal screw on the underside holds in place. Another metal screw has previously held the stem of the broom in place as well.

Verkaufspreis:  € 800

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