Netsuke - Shishi and Peony
Netsuke - Shishi and Peony
Netsuke - Shishi and Peony

Netsuke - Shishi and Peony

A cylindrical piece of beautifully coloured umimatsu full of yellows, reds, oranges and browns. The top is carved in low relief, with a lone shishi surrounded by a peony. The ends of the material display rings of colour that bear a resemblance to annual tree rings. The back of the netsuke has been left uncarved allowing the colour and beauty of the umimatsu to be enjoyed, only broken by the deeply excavated himotoshi formed by one large oval and one smaller circular hole.

Circa 1790

Unsigned

4.3cm long

3.2cm wide

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