Of ideal netsuke shape, the backside slightly flattened, and depicting the classic 18th century model of the grazing horse with its head and neck lowered. The ivory is smooth and shows a stunning honey patina all over. The mane is finely carved, and the legs are drawn together for compactness. The expression, as well, is exquisitely carved. Good asymmetrical himotoshi through the backside, above the horse’s swinging tail.
HEIGHT 7.6 cm
Condition: Very good condition with expected age cracks and beautiful patina.
Provenance: British collection. A particularly fine and large example of a frequently seen model.