Nagoya, circa 1850

The boar resting with its head raised, natural himotoshi provided by the legs.
With finely carved fur and a deep patina and nice gloss.

L. 5 cm

- Szeszler Oriental Art, London Netsuke Convention, May 1990
- Alan R. Liss, his sale, Sotheby’s Chicago, 2 September 1993, lot 54
- With Denis Szesler, New York, 1995
- Private collection, UK
- Sydney L. Moss, 2006, purchased by the present owner
- Private collection, France (consigned to Max Rutherston ltd.)

- Luigi Bandini, Review of the Chicago sale, in NKSJ 13/4, p. 42, no. 54
- Szeszler ad in NKSJ, 15/2, p. 5
- David Burditt, Authenticity in Netsuke, in: INSJ, 17/2, p. 16, no. 7
- Review of the London Netsuke Convention in: Bulletin, no. 30, p. 43

Netsuke, the Japanese Art of Miniature Carving, no. 174, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts 1998, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, 1999 (illustrated in the magnificent catalogue)

Very fine Wood Netsuke of a Recumbent Boar signed and by Ittan