A softwood netsuke of a standing kirin. Possibly 19th century

A softwood netsuke of a standing kirin. Possibly 19th century - image-1
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A softwood netsuke of a standing kirin. Possibly 19th century - image-1A softwood netsuke of a standing kirin. Possibly 19th century - image-2A softwood netsuke of a standing kirin. Possibly 19th century - image-3

A softwood netsuke of a standing kirin. Possibly 19th century

Standing upright, with a human head, a high towering hairstyle, a long beard covering the whole torso, flaming joints and a long tail reaching up between the legs. Dark, lacquer-like patina in Shûzan style. Remains of a reddish finish.
Height 9.7 cm

In the auction catalogue of the Behrens Collection, Henri Joly describes the piece as a “Sôken kishô-type devil with a long tail”.

Provenance

Collection Walter L. Behrens, Manchester (1861 – 1913), sold at Glendining's, London, 1.12.1913, lot 626
Estate of Albert Brockhaus (1855 - 1921), acquired at the above auction

Literature

Illustrated in: Henri L. Joly, The W. L. Behrens Collection, London 1912, catalogue no. 626, plate 13

Lot 452 Dα

Estimate:
700 € - 900 €

Result:
23.750 €