An ivory netsuke of Fukusuke returning from the tori no ichi fair, by Masatsugu. Late 19th century

An ivory netsuke of Fukusuke returning from the tori no ichi fair, by Masatsugu. Late 19th century

Standing in haori and a striped robe, he shoulders a willow branch with auspicious objects and toys such as an Okame mask, a ledger with the characters “daifukuchô” and an inscription with the date Meiji sannen (1870) ichigatsu kichinichi, a dice, a takarabune, a bag with takaramono, an arrow, koban-coins and small pearls of metal. Signed Masatsugu in an irregular reserve.
Height 4.5 cm

Provenance

Sotheby's Olympia, London, 12.6.2003, lot 235

Lot 1246

Estimate:
700 € - 900 €

Result:
1.116 €