A fine boxwood netsuke of a shishi and young. Mid 19th century - image-1

Lot 390 Dα

A fine boxwood netsuke of a shishi and young. Mid 19th century

Japanese Art (Armour, Swords, Netsuke, Inro, Sagemono)  07.06.2019, 14:00 - 07.06.2019, 18:00

Estimate: 600 € - 800 €
Result: 558 €

A fine boxwood netsuke of a shishi and young. Mid 19th century

Seated on its hind legs, head turned, with a brocade ball carved in openwork and with a loose ball inside, the left paw protectively placed over its young. The larger shishi's eye pupils inlaid in black horn. Signed Masayoshi on a bar to the underside. Cracks.
Height 3 cm; width 4 cm

Provenance

Purchased from J. van Daalen, Utrecht, December 1970
Coll. no. 869 (printed and handwritten)