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)