A compact wood netsuke of a snarling tiger, quite unusual in its appearance and dynamic. One paw is placed in front and the body bends around as it lets out a humorously insecure snarl. The thick tail curls around almost touching its ear. Neatly incised fur with expressed tiger stripes, and the paws on the underside are very well-carved. Natural himotoshi through the two right legs which are tucked together. Fine patina and good color to the wood.
HEIGHT 3.6 cm
Condition: Excellent condition.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.