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Katalognummer: NE1119-026
MASAYUKI: A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A BOAR SCRATCHING ITS EAR
By Masayuki, signed Masayuki
Japan, Osaka, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Finely stained and carved as a boar (inoshishi) seated on a bed of autumn leaves and lifting its left hindleg to scratch its ear. The boar has an amusing expression with its head and snout turned upwards. To its side is a rock with autumn grasses extending over its back. The underside is especially well-carved with good himotoshi and signature MASAYUKI 正行.

HEIGHT 3.3 cm

Condition: Very good condition, minor expected wear.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.

This Masayuki is the fifth carver mentioned in MCI, who carved mostly ivory in the style of Anraku of Osaka and often used a kakihan. Literature comparison: Another netsuke of a boar scratching its ear (unillustrated and ex W.L Behrens) is in F. Meinertzhagen, MCI Part A, New York, 1986, page 496.

Schätzpreis 估價:  € 3.000
Startpreis 起拍價:  € 1.500

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