A Wood Netsuke of a Wild Boar
The Tony & Johanna Oey Collection of NetsukeTony and Johanna Oey formed their Collection, of which this is a part, in the 1970s and 80s during visits to London and San Francisco for exhibitions and netsuke conventions.
A Wood Netsuke of a Wild Boar

SIGNED TOYOMASA (NAITO TOYOMASA, 1773-1856), TAMBA, EDO PERIOD (EARLY 19TH CENTURY)

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A Wood Netsuke of a Wild Boar
Signed Toyomasa (Naito Toyomasa, 1773-1856), Tamba, Edo period (early 19th century)
The boar running at full stride, eyes inlaid in pale cow horn and hair details finely rendered
6.4 cm. long

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Lot Essay

For an example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, go to:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O76513/netsuke-toyomasa/


For other examples, see: George Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read Their Signatures, (Honolulu, 1982), vol. II, p. 1190Raymond Bushell, Collectors Netsuke, (Tokyo, 1971), p. 68
Joe Earle, Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture, (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2001), p. 329, no. 298

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