Netsuke – Archaic Shishi
Netsuke – Archaic Shishi
Netsuke – Archaic Shishi
Netsuke – Archaic Shishi

Netsuke – Archaic Shishi

Regular price
Guide Price: £950.00
Sale price
£950.00

A very large archaic shishi seated on a base, its mane and tail carved in simple bold strokes and the spine protruding down the animal’s back. Its face, less ferocious than we often see in shishi, is instead humorous and characterful. The surface of the wood has formed a nice warm patina.

The base is drilled with a single hole to form the himotoshi.

Unsigned
18th century

6cm long
4cm wide
4.2cm tall

Published: Sagemonya, January 2013 -  Netsuke, what else? Sagemono, of course! Page 30, number 63.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.

Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803

Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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