© Galerie Zacke
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Catalog Number: OSJAP0719-041
A VERY FINE IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE BOY WITH FAN BY TOMOKAZU
By Tomokazu, ivory netsuke
Japan, Kyoto, mid to late 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Depicted is a Chinese boy (Karako) holding down a fan, presumably trying to catch a butterfly. The boy has typical tufts of hair on the sides and a very Chinese and incredibly detailed facial expression. His robe is ornately decorated with neatly incised scrolling vines and with vertical lines on the collar and hem. Signature TOMOKAZU 友一 in a rounded reserve on the underside. A fine ivory netsuke from the workshop of Kano Tomokazu in Kyoto.

HEIGHT 3.4 cm

Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: Good condition, expected age cracks and minor soiling near the himotoshi.

Selling Price:  € 500

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