Japanese Miniature Ivory Shishi Netsuke Statue
19548 - The Harriet Szechenyi Sale of Japanese Art - London
November 8, 2011
Bonhams Lot Notes -
“An ivory netsuke of a shishi
Kyoto, late 18th century
Seated, scratching behind its right ear with its hind paw and with open mouth containing a loose ball, the tail and mane carved with heavy curls and the smooth body with a knobbly surface, the slightly-worn ivory bears a good patina and the eye pupils are inlaid, unsigned.
6cm (2 3/8in)”
Price realized: £265,250 – a World Record price for a netsuke statue
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