Netsuke – Mermaid
Netsuke – Mermaid
Netsuke – Mermaid

Netsuke – Mermaid


A compact wood netsuke depicting a mermaid. The mermaid has a strong face and hair flowing down her back; her arms are tucked in and tail turned back on itself, forming a particularly compact netsuke.

The himotoshi is formed by one larger hole to the mermaid’s underside and a smaller hole under one arm.

First half of the 19th century
Signed, Kozan

5.5cm long
2cm tall
1.9cm wide

Provenance –
Sotheby’s New York February 8th 1989 – lot 104
Ex-Madelyn Hickmott collection

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