London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
An ivory netsuke of a Sambaso dancer
incised signature and sealmark of Soya, 19th Century
carved wearing long robes and high hat, in one hand he holds a bunch of crotals, the other raised over his head, he wears a mask of Umimatsu, his inro and hat decoration in red lacquer -- 1¾in. (4.5cm.) high, (minor wear).
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