About the object

The eyes with characteristic drilled horn eyes

Signed. Sasayama, Tamba. Circa 1830

Overall length: 5 cm

Provenance: 

Gunvor Björkman Dahm collection, Stockholm?

Information:

Although I know a similar Toyokazu of a scratching dog, this may well be unique

Exhibited:

Ostasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, 'Netsuke Exhibition', Oct. 1999-Jan. 2000 

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 'Netsuke, Japanese Miniature Sculptures from Private Collections', July-October 2016,no. 33 in the English version of the catalogue

Literature:

Michael Bernstein, 'Netesuke Exhibition in Stockholm', in INSJ, 20/1, p. 14, fig. 11, illustrated

$58,000

Stock number

MR2733