Ivory netsuke - Tanuki

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Ivory netsuke representing a tanuki hiding in a lotus leaf, a flower as hat.

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Description

Ivory netsuke representing a tanuki hiding in a lotus leaf, a flower as hat.

The tanuki is a species of raccoon with supernatural forces and magical powers, always looking for a bad shot. He is often depicted wearing a pilgrim or a lotus leaf with a flower as a hat, holding a bottle of sake.

Period

Taisho

Height

6 cm

Signature

Nanryu (born in 1935. Lazarnick p.819)

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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