An Edo school boxwood netsuke of a coiled dragon, by Itsumin. Mid-19th century
The scaly body tightly coiled into a triangular composition, the head with mouth firmly closed resting at the top, the himotôshi formed by one trailing leg. The eyes of amber-coloured and black horn. Signed Itsumin tô in a rectangular reserve.
Height 2.1 cm; width 3.9 cm