A small ivory netsuke of an elephant with a Chinese boy. Early 19th century

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

Provenance

Barry Davies (1948-2005), London
Kolodotschko Collection

Literature

Galerie Gemini @ Ichimonji Art, Exhibition of Fine Netsuke and Inro, München 2004, no. 110

Lot 282

Estimate:
350 € - 450 €

Result:
1.612 €