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Stag Antler Sashi-Netsuke in the form of a Sceptre.

Carved as a stylised reishi fungus, its cap carved with a stylised rain dragon in such a way as to also suggest a comic abstract face, a small shoot providing a pleasing himotoshi, and the base pierced with an inome (stylised boar’s eye).

Signed: takeda minamoto nyudo kokusai zo. Tokyo. Circa 1870.

Length: 21.3 cm.

The inscription is thought to indicate a connection between the artist and the powerful Takeda family.

Provenance:

W.W. Winkworth.

Mark T. Hindson, sold in his sale at Sotheby’s London, 11th March 1969, lot 998.

Betty Jahss, sold in her sale at Sotheby’s London, 13th June 1991, lot 61.

Since in a private collection, Milan.

Literature:

Neil K. Davey, Netsuke [Hindson collection], no. 524.

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., More Things in Heaven and Earth, no. 72.

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., Kokusai The Genius, vol. II, no. 317.

Dimensions

Length: 21.3 cm

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Stock number

MR3923
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