Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Dog and Puppy by Takenobu

The adult wears a collar with ruff and a leash, resting a forepaw on the pup. Its eyes are inlays of dark horn. Piebald patches are rendered in distinctive inked hatching

Signed.  Circa 1800

Height: 3.8 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, France

Information:

Takenobu’s work is very distinctive, quirky, a little naive and charming, nearly always a dog or bitch with pup.Compare with one in Lazranick, NIA, p. 1069, and another siimilar in Barry Davies Oriental Art, Netsuke Through Three Centuries, no. 42

MR2920

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