Circa 1700


Large tobori (Chinese style) carving, one of the earliest types of katabori netsuke known, depicting Rakan seated on a flat-topped rock, his emaciated body showing from his half-shouldered robe, one big hole to the bottom of the rock, with a good patina and attractive wear, with fine natural age cracks.


L. approx. 4.7 cm

Private collection, United Kingdom
With us, pre-2021

Very old and attractive Tobori Netsuke of Rakan