Late 18th century

A very expressive netsuke of a Dutchman, standing on one foot, the other leg slightly raised as if jumping with joy for the nice catch of a young deer he carries over his shoulders, the poor animal’s tongue stretched out. The Dutchman’s face with an exuberant look, the mouth wide open revealing his tongue, the large bulging eyes inlaid with dark horn, as are his shirt’s buttons and the hat’s finial.

 

H. 7.5 cm

Provenance:
Private collection, the Netherlands
With us, pre-2022

Amusing Netsuke of a Dutchman with his catch of the day

€11,000.00Price