A large okimono-type walrus tusk netsuke of three shishi. Late 19th century

A large okimono-type walrus tusk netsuke of three shishi. Late 19th century

The fiercely howling parent animal places its right forepaw protectively on the back of a small shishi while another young animal plays with a ball, all animals with long tails, on an oval base with an engraved wave pattern concealing the crystalline structure of the tusk.
Height 4.2 cm; length 6.1 cm

Lot 1240 Dα

Estimate:
400 € - 500 €

Result:
620 €