A fine Nagoya school cherry wood netsuke of a sleeping shôjô, by Tadashige. First half 19th century
Asleep with head resting on its right hand, the knees drawn up to its body, the robe with finely incised hanabishi, the hakama with wave patterns in relief, the long hair falling over its back. Signed Tadashige in ukibori in a rectangular reserve.
Height 3.1 cm; length 4.7 cm