An ivory netsuke of a dragon. 18th century
Carved with a ball in its open jaws. The slightly curved horns reach to its back and flames emanate from its joints, its scales darkly accentuated. A nice golden-yellow and partly reddish patina. Finely carved and engraved.
Length 9 cm
Collection Walter L. Behrens, Manchester (1861 - 1913), sold at Glendining's, London, 1.12.1913, lot 1503
Estate of Albert Brockhaus (1855 - 1921), acquired at the above auction
Illustrated. in: Henri L. Joly, The W. L. Behrens Collection, London 1912, catalogue no. 1503, plate 29