An ebony wood netsuke of a toshiotoko at setsubun, by Gyokusen. Early 19th century

An ebony wood netsuke of a toshiotoko at setsubun, by Gyokusen. Early 19th century

The toshiotoko, a male who was born in the corresponding upcoming animal year, with roasted beans on a sanbô in his left hand, throwing beans at three oni, toppling over at his feet. The man’s eye pupils inlaid. Signed Gyokusen with kaô on a slightly raised oval reserve.
Height 4.3 cm; length 4.3 cm

Provenance

Private collection, Munich

Lot 422

Estimate:
1.200 € - 1.400 €

Result:
1.240 €