© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: NE0320-018
A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE SAGE WITH SHISHI
Unsigned
Japan, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A rare representation of a Chinese sage, with long hair and wearing a Taoist cap, taming a Shishi with a rope. The wild Buddhist lion is flailing at his feet. Good dramatic composition, fine patina with a yellowish hue and ‘chimney himotoshi’ – the smaller through the sage’s back and the larger through the underside.

HEIGHT 5.5 cm

Condition: Good, complete condition. The ivory slightly worn.
Provenance: British collection.

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