Circa 1800

The adult wears a collar with ruff and a leash, resting a forepaw on the pup. Its eyes are inlays of dark horn, piebald patches are rendered in distinctive inked hatching, a natural crack in the ivory is disguised by the leash, signed.


H. 3.8 cm

Provenance:
Private collection, France

 

Takenobu's work is very distinctive, quirky, a little naive and charming, nearly always a dog or bitch with pup.


Compare:
- Lazranick, NIA, p. 1069

- Barry Davies Oriental Art, Netsuke Through Three Centuries, no. 42

Registered in France under no.
FR1907518835-D

Highly attractive Netsuke of a dog and puppy by Takenobu

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