Though a quite simple netsuke, the tiger comes across incredibly powerful. The eyes are enigmatically inlaid in pale translucent horn and the tiger opens its mouth, baring its teeth, as if it was about to let out a menacing growl. The hairwork is sparsely incised and the tail is curling up the side of the tiger. The wood has a very good color and a fine patina, showing wear in all the right places. Natural himotoshi between the legs.
HEIGHT 3.8 cm
Condition: Fine and very good condition, excellent patina.
Provenance: British private collection.