© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE1119-023
A RARE AND EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF AN ELEPHANT AND BAKU
Unsigned
Japan, early 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An ivory netsuke set on a base surmounted by an elephant and a baku. The elephant with a typically long trunk and large ears has its head lowered and is touching the bushy tail of the other baying animal that resembles a tapir, though with tusks. It is known that the appearance of the Baku was heavily influenced by the tapir, which was treated in Chinese art as early as the Han-dynasty. Extraordinary patina typical for an early and well-loved piece. Central himotoshi on the underside.

HEIGHT 3 cm

Condition: Very good age-related condition with expected age cracks and stunning patina.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.

The baku is known to consume nightmares and was therefore considered a talisman against bad sleep.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 1.200
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 600

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