© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-193
AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE
Unsigned
Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A man standing on a large, rectangular, decoratively executed base, with his right hand on his right ear to hear better, his facial expression also showing heightened attentiveness. He is wearing a Chinese garment and a Daoist cap on his head; he could be one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, namely Keiko, who is depicted with this hand position. The large pedestal beside him, possibly a box, is decorated with a landscape and plants. Himotoshi in the sage’s back.

HEIGHT 5 cm

Condition: Good condition with an attractive patina; age cracks.
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman.

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