14 November 2001
An Ivory Netsuke
Unsigned, Edo Period (Late 18th/Early 19th Century)
Katabori, lightly stained ivory; a figure of a reclining horse resting on its right side, its right legs tucked under its body, its head turned very slightly to the left, the mane lightly stained, the himotoshi formed by a very large and a much smaller hole in the base
2 5/16 x 7/8in. (5.9 x 2.2cm.)
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Bernard Hurtig, Masterpieces of Netsuke Art: One Thousand Favorites of Leading Collectors (Tokyo and New York: John Weatherhill, 1973), no. 840.
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