An ivory netsuke of Benkei and the bell of Miidera. Mid-19th century

An ivory netsuke of Benkei and the bell of Miidera. Mid-19th century

Seated and taking a rest from carrying the bell of Miidera up Mount Hiei, smoking a pipe. The eye pupils of light horn. Inscription Shûgetsu of later date.
Height 2.6 cm

Provenance

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio (by repute), acc. no. in red ink: 50.155

Lot 797 Nα

Estimate:
900 € - 1.200 €

Result:
1.178 €