Very finely carved and beautifully stained, depicting a calligraphist, his finely carved bony fingers holding a quill with an amusingly pensive expression. Extraordinarily detailed flowing robes with the natural himotoshi cleverly hidden in a fold. The underside with the signature KOHOSAI 公鳳齋.
HEIGHT 4 cm
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman.
Condition: One plugged nerve channel at the back of the head, very minor discoloration of ivory, generally in very good condition.