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


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


- 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)