Lot overview
Auction 1136, Asian Art, 07.06.2019, 14:00, Cologne Lot 259

A small ivory netsuke of a recumbent shishi. 18th century

 A small ivory netsuke of a recumbent shishi. 18th century, Auction 1136 Asian Art, Lot 259

A small ivory netsuke of a recumbent shishi. 18th century

Roaring, the head turned to the left and its legs drawn in for compactness.

Height 2.4 cm; length 3.4 cm

Provenance

Harriet Szechenyi (1922-2009), Zurich (sold at Bonhams, London 8.11.2011, lot 1). This piece was the first netsuke purchased by Harriet Szechenyi an about 1963.

Kolodotschko Collection

Literature

Illustrated in: Rosemary Bandini, Shishi and Other Netsuke, London 1999, p. 14, no. 10

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