A wood netsuke of a Shitsugozan, by Gyokuseki. Late 19th century
With a scaly body and long hairy tail the god stands slightly twisted in a ferocious pose with mouth agape in a growl on a wave base with a flat underside. Signed Gyokuseki.
Height 5.4 cm
Edward and Marilyn Flower, New York (sold at Christie’s South Kensington, 4.11.2009, lot 30)