© Galerie Zacke
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© Galerie Zacke
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© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Catalog Numbers: OSJAP0719-040 JAPNE0619-166
A FINE AND EARLY IVORY NETSUKE OF A CHINESE BOY WITH DOG
Unsigned, ivory netsuke
Japan, mid-18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A fine ivory netsuke, attractively stained and worn, with a pleasantly smooth feel to it and a honey patina. Depicted is a Chinese boy, leaning on one elbow, with a little tuft of hair at the front of his smooth and bald head, petting a small dog, which visibly amuses him. The entire composition is set on a lobed base with very large and hollowed out himotoshi, typical for this type of early ivory netsuke.

HEIGHT 3.5 cm

Provenance: British private collection stored in a bank vault for 40 years, collection no. 121.
Condition: Good condition with very attractive and smooth honey patina, some minor expected age cracks and surface scratches to the base.

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