The ivory netsuke of a triangular shape, the backside slightly flattened, typical for some early pieces. Depicted is the demon queller Shoki, with a long flaming beard blowing in the wind, and holding his sword in front of him with both hands. His robe is incised with clouds and vines, and his expression is amusingly crafted, with large inlaid eyes. Large himotoshi through the back, between the sheath of Shoki’s sword. Yoshinaga school.
HEIGHT 8.7 cm
Condition: The ivory shows many inclusions and is well-worn. Age cracks. Overall in good condition.
Provenance: British collection.