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A WOOD NETSUKE

MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED RYUKEI

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A WOOD NETSUKE
meiji period (late 19th century), signed ryukei
Modelled as Bukan asleep against the back of his tiger, with Kanzan and Jittoku dozing behind, the bodies of the figures carved of ebony, the monk's head, hands and feet and the faces of the two small figures of boxwood, the tiger also carved of boxwood with stripes painted black, the monk's collar inlaid ivory
1¾in. (4.4cm.) long
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