London, South Kensington
8 November 2007
An ivory model of a shishi, circa 1780-1800, Osaka School
carved with a beautiful mane, it rests on its haunches and bushy tail with one front paw on a rock, the other in mid air, a loose ball is confined within the rock-- 1½in. (3.8cm.)
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For similar netsuke possibly by the same carver or school, see S.L.Moss Ltd, 'More Things', 2006, no. 25, p. 66.
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