A lacquered wood netsuke of a water kettle changing into a tanuki, by Yûsô. 19th century.

A lacquered wood netsuke of a water kettle changing into a tanuki, by Yûsô. 19th century.

Illustrating the fairy tale 'Bunbuku chagama, the head and bushy tail of the badger turned sideways to form a compact shape. The chagama lacquered brown, the knob of the lid green, details heightened with makie; the himotôshi lined with green stained bone. Signed Yûsô with kaô on a red lacquer tablet.
Height 2.2 cm; length 3.7 cm

Provenance

Private collection. Boston

Lot 258 Dα

Estimate:
800 € - 1.200 €

Result:
1.220 €