A boxwood netsuke of an octopus with a huge sake cup. Mid-19th century

A boxwood netsuke of an octopus with a huge sake cup. Mid-19th century

Wearing a kimono tied with a narrow obi at the back and seated in a formal position with tentacles tucked under, his funnel sucking sake from a huge bowl held with two tentacles.
Height 4.2 cm

Provenienz

Private collection, Sweden
Bonhams, London, 5.11.2009, lot 158

Lot 808

Schätzpreis:
500 € - 800 €

Ergebnis:
620 €