A small ivory netsuke of an elephant with a Chinese boy. Early 19th century
A festively clad karako playing a flute sits on the back of a caparisoned elephant of rounded compact shape. Chip.
Height 3.6 cm; width 3 cm
Barry Davies (1948-2005), London
Galerie Gemini @ Ichimonji Art, Exhibition of Fine Netsuke and Inro, München 2004, no. 110