A good large ivory netsuke of a shishi. Early 19th century
Standing by a rock with a flat base, one forepaw raised, a loose ball in the wide-open mouth and a large loose ball inside the perforated and hollowed-out rock.
Height 4.4 cm; width 4.7 cm
Purchased from Ohmura, Hamburg, July 1967
Coll. no. 639 (handwritten)