© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE1119-014
AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A SHISHI ROLLED INTO A BALL
Unsigned
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An ivory netsuke of perfectly rounded form depicting a shishi holding a brocade ball firmly between its paws – even its tail supports the ball, so it doesn’t roll away. The shishi has an amusingly playful expression with inlaid eyes rolling towards each other and the mouth wide-opened, with a loose ball inside, showing its teeth and rolled up tongue. The lion dog has floppy ears, bushy curls and a flowing mane – all wonderfully carved. Natural himotoshi through the mouth and an old drilled hole on the
underside, so it could be mounted on a cane. The composition is an accomplished counterpart to the
famous Masanao rat.

HEIGHT 3.4 cm

Condition: Good and complete condition. Some wear to the drilled hole on the underside.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 1.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 500

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