An amusing ivory netsuke of a Shishi with inlaid pupils of dark horn and a wide grin with an opened mouth and a loose ball inside. The fur is finely incised, and the curls all over his body form little smooth balls. Himotoshi through the large ball and underside of the lion dog.
HEIGHT 3.7 cm
Provenance: British collection.
Condition: Good condition, some age cracks and two teeth inside the mouth are chipped.