© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-123
A FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A RECUMBENT GOAT IN THE MANNER OF YOSHINAGA
Unsigned
Japan, Kyoto, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Expressively carved as a recumbent goat with large horns and shaggy fur, parted in the middle and draping down the sides, all finely carved. The goat has a charming expression with inlaid pupils and a flowing trifurcated beard which touches the front legs. Large asymmetrical himotoshi through the underside. The carving is very much in the manner of Yoshinaga of Kyoto (see auction comparison).

HEIGHT 3 cm, LENGTH 5.5 cm

Condition: Good, worn condition with some discoloration to the fur. One inlaid pupil is replaced. Expected, minor age cracks.
Provenance: European collection.

Auction comparison: Compare to a similarly executed goat by Yoshinaga sold by Zacke, Exhibition 1987, Vienna, no. 97.

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