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



With Max Rutherston LTD, London

With us, pre-2021


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