A light boxwood netsuke of a stag, by Bishû. Around 1970
Standing with hooves placed together, head turned and lowered, the deer scratches its ear. The eyes double-inlaid in horn. Signed Bishû (in kanji) in a cartouche and Mishû (in hiragana) in a round cartouche, both reserved from the fine fur.
Height 4.3 cm
Most probably purchased from Helmut Laudenbach, Berg (no index card)