HEIGHT 4 CM
Provenance: European private collection, acquired from the artist himself. The artist has an instragram profile which can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/netsuke_kiseki/
Condition: Excellent condition.
Depicted is the lantern ghost Oiwa, the design taken from the famous woodblock print by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) titled Oiwa-san from the series Hyaku monogatari (One Hundred Ghost Stories) published circa 1832-33.
Compare to another netsuke of the same design sold at Bonhams, The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection Of Fine Netsuke Part I, 8 November 2016, London, lot 19.