A boxwood netsuke of a professional sneezer, by Gyokkei. Mid-19th century
Seated cross-legged, tickling himself with a thin stick inlaid in bone in order to elicite a sneeze, the mouth open. One cord hole lined with ivory. Signed Gyokkei.
Height 3.6 cm; width 4.0 cm
A birthday gift from Grete Damm, Munich, July 1989
Coll. no. 503 (handwritten)