Circa 1820

 

The small netsuke is carved in the form of lava rock, on which a proud Shishi lion stands, the fur detailedly carved, with surprisingly much finesse. 

 

H. 4.4 cm

 

Provenance:

With Max Rutherston LTD, London

With us, pre-2021

 

Literature:
Although the artist has not been identified, his work is known from a distinct group of five Shishi netsuke, discussed in the Sydney Moss catalogue More Things in Heaven and Earth (no. 25, ill.)

Netsuke of a Shishi Lion on a Rock

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