A very large wood netsuke of a standing Chinese court official with a beautiful patina. The man is wearing a large courtly hat, holding a fan and leaning on a long stick, which extends almost to the top of his hat. His facial features are worn, though still recognizable and show a deeply focused expression. His robe is detailed showing many deep and accentuated folds. The large himotoshi are angular and found on the backside and side, showing significant wear. A functional netsuke, large but not too heavy and significantly worn with a beautiful patina, showing that this was a well-loved and used netsuke.
HEIGHT 13 cm
Condition: Very good age-related condition. The wood is worn and shows a good patina, with minor old smooth chips to the edge of the robe, minor scratches, cracks and nicks.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.