Okimono netsuke which can be used as a box for seal red ink. It represents a rooster on a taïko (war drum). Symbol of peace in Japan after centuries of civil war. It is signed Meikeisaï Hojitsu. Considered in his time as one of the best sculptors of Edo, he was very influenced by the paintings by Hanabusa Icho.
Japan XIX ème. H: 5,5 cm L: 3,7 cm