Circa 1850-1870

 

Clearly no holds barred, as one contestant grips his opponent by the ankle, in shishiaibori with staining, signed Doshosai.

 

Diam. approx. 6 cm

 

Provenance:
- The Virginia Atchley Collection
- With us, pre-2021

 

Literature:
- Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists, vol. I, p. 358 (ill.)
- Atchley & Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection, no. N201 (ill.)

Two-part manju netsuke with Sumo wrestlers by Dosho (1828-1884)

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