A fine ivory netsuke of a suisei. 19th century
Seated on an oval base, the head with a single horn turned, a tortoise's carapace on the back, the fur finely engraved and its eyes of brown horn.
Height 2.4 cm width 3 cm
Collection Marcel Lorber (1900-1986), Vienna (by repute)
Collection Karl M. Schwarz (1926-2007), Vienna (sold at Klefisch, Cologne, 26.1.2008, lot 101)
Illustrated in: Karl M. Schwarz, Netsuke Subjects, Vienna 1992, p. 55, no. 107