Japanese Ivory netsuke, Meiji Period.


A good Japanese ivory netsuke, Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Well carved as a group of mythological figures, beneath a pine tree. A seated Samurai, pours drink from a gourd, before an expectant monkey. Hainu sits, whilst an Oni hides behind the tree. All upon a mound base.
Engraved signature on a red lacquer tablet to the base.

Medium: Ivory

Signed/Inscribed: Signature to red lacquer tablet.

Height:  3.80 cm, 1.50"
Width:  4.80 cm, 1.89"
Depth:  2.80 cm, 1.10"

Condition: Stress crack to left hand of the monkey. Otherwise in excellent condition.

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