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Lot 0268
AN UNUSUAL TOKYO-SCHOOL INLAID WOOD NETSUKE OF A TENGU WITH CAT

Unsigned, wood netsuke with mother of pearl inlays
Japan, Tokyo, Meiji period (1868-1912)

The lightly colored wood is carved to depict a tengu fondly looking down at a cat, which is lying on its back and playing with a brocade ball. The tengu has a long nose, inlaid eyes and his tokin cap is inlaid in mother of pearl, as well as several sections of his robes. The cat has inlaid eyes and a charming expression. Himotoshi possible, however more functional as an okimono.

HEIGHT 5 cm

Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: The rope which goes from the brocade ball to his nose is chipped.

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TOKYO-SCHOOL INLAID WOOD NETSUKE OF A TENGU WITH CAT

Estimate €400 - €800Jun 22