© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: OSJAP0719-080
A RARE WOOD NETSUKE OF SATO TADANOBU AS A FOX
Unsigned, wood netsuke
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Kitsune (foxes) are known to have magical powers and the ability to shapeshift, some even believe they are animated by devils. The present netsuke shows a fox holding a drum between its paws – an allusion to the kabuki play Yoshitsune Senbon-Zakura, where a fox transforms into Sato Tadanobu, who retrieved the Hatsune drum made from the skin of his parents, who were powerful kitsune. Natural himotoshi and a fine patina especially to the underside.

HEIGHT 4.5 cm

Provenance: European collection.
Condition: Very good condition, fine patina especially to the underside

Verkaufspreis:  € 800

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