An ivory netsuke of a one-horned dragon. 18th century
Coiled into a longish rectangular shape; the large head displaying a fiercely opened mouth, and large lambent tongues of flame emanating from the joints and clouds cover parts of the body. A tiny male figure climbs over the dragons mighty back. With an intensive amber-coloured patina.
Length 4.8 cm
ex deutsch-japanische Slg.