Japanese Miniature Ivory Shishi Netsuke Statue


2015-06-26 11:06:11



19548 - The Harriet Szechenyi Sale of Japanese Art - London

November 8, 2011

Lot 14

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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