A wood netsuke of a slightly stylized crane, with more consideration given to the elegant shape than to pure naturalism. The long neck of the crane is curved with its beak touching its bulbous body. The long-beaked bird shows neatly incised feathers to the tip of the wings and tail; the rest of the body left plain. Beautiful patina, smooth to the touch, and coherent irregular himotoshi through the underside.
HEIGHT 3.9 cm
Condition: Very good and complete condition; the wood shows signs of age and wear.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.