A Japanese ivory netsuke, Kiyohmie on the bell of Dijoji. Signed Mitsuchika. Meiji Period.

August 28, 2019 1:21 pm Published by

A good Japanese ivory netsuke, c. 1870, Meiji Period, by Mitsuchika. Well carved as Kiyohime atop the Dôjôji bell.
With long hair and the face of a hannya, Kiyohime coils her serpent body around the bell of Dôjôji while holding aloft a long striker, as she attempts to extricate the priest Anchin, from under the bell.
The details finely carved, particularly her face.
Signed Mitsuchika to the rim of the bell.
Inscribed Collectors number ‘157’

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