© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-219
A MINUTELY CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF ONI, KAPPA AND MONK SIGNED TENMIN
Signed Tenmin
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

An unusual ivory netsuke, minutely carved and depicting an amusing scene of an oni trying to lift the tea-kettle shell off a kappa, next to a gesticulating monk. The details of this small and fragile carving are incredibly precise. All set on a stippled and thin base. Singular himotoshi on the underside as well as the signature TENMIN in a jar shaped reserve.

HEIGHT 2.6 cm

Condition: Excellent condition.
Provenance: British private collection.

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