© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-282
A TALL WOOD NETSUKE OF A FOX PRIEST
Unsigned
Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Kitsune (fox) are creatures imbued with a lot of mythological meaning, as they can change forms, like a tanuki, and are believed to be animated by devils. In this netsuke the fox with a sly expression is disguised as a priest wearing the corresponding flowing robes and leaning on a cane, the paw that is visible is that of a fox. Beautiful patina and good irregular himotoshi showing signs of wear through the back.

HEIGHT 8 cm

Condition: Old and smooth chip to the hem of the robe, otherwise good condition with a very good patina.
Provenance: British private collection, stored in a bank vault for 40 years, collection no. 82.

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