Netsuke - Coiled Dragon
Netsuke - Coiled Dragon
Netsuke - Coiled Dragon
Netsuke - Coiled Dragon
Netsuke - Coiled Dragon

Netsuke - Coiled Dragon

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A powerful, coiled wood dragon with inlays by Sari. 

The dragon’s large head sits atop the compact pile with the beast’s claws tucked into its sides. Whiskers trail down the sides onto the body, emanating from a large bulbous nose. Flames curl out from behind the arms, running over the bold scales. The eyes are inlaid in translucent horn and two small teeth in ivory. To the underside, a thick tail forms a cavernous himotoshi and a large claw is stretched open to one side. 

Good examples by Sari are relatively rare. He had a distinct style, taking mainly animal themes such as tigers, boars, horses and dragons and creating netsuke that were individual and full of character with an animated appearance. 

Signed, Sari, Iwashiro 

Early 19th century 

Length: 4.5cm Width: 4cm Height: 3.1cm 

Similar examples: MCI, page 703 

Netsuke by Neil Davey. Number 797 

Netsuke and Sagemono by Alain Ducros. Number 174  

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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