Netsuke of Boy with Dog Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Ivory
An ivory netsuke of a friendly Hotei. Early 19th century. Seated, the left hand placed on his raised leg, and a karako with a stiff fan seated on his shoulder and holding on to Hotei's bald head. Hotei's garment crosshatched and stained with black ink for effect. Inscribed Tomotada in a rectangular reserve.
Netsuke: Ox with boy playing flute, 19th century Japanese Wood, ivory, metal
Netsuke of Boy Playing with a Dog Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Wood and ivory Dimensions: H. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
A superb Kyoto school ivory netsuke of Hotei with two karako, by Okatomo. Late 18th century. Seated and smiling contently, the crosshatched robe falling open to reveal his ample belly, while a karako with a fan clambers over his head and another karako holds his arm out to offer a leg-up to his companion. Signed Okakoto in a rectangular reserve. Very good and shiny patina.
Kaigyokusai (school of) (Japan) Bowl with Pomegranates, late 19th-early 20th century Netsuke, Ivory with sumi,
A carved ivory netsuke with twelve faces
ANTIQUE FOSSIL WALRUS IVORY NETSUKE Very unusual, antique fossil walrus ivory manju-type netsuke; rendered as a naturalistic gnarled bark form, the verso polished flat, 19th Century; Provenance: Raymond Bushell Collection