As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this late Edo 1615-1868 early Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1860 , stained Boxwood Netsuke , the unusual subject depicts a seated Fox dressed in a Priests or Monks Robe , the Fox with his mouth wide open as if chanting a Sutra (religious teaching) , the artist has carved the Fox’s Head and in particular his Fur in superb detail , his eyes inset with two colour Horn, the Himotoshi formed at the rear of the animals cloak , a fascinating and unusual study for the Japanese Netsuke collectors amongst you , and in our opinion a fine addition to your Netsuke or Japanese Works of art collection .
We have traced a virtually identical similarly unsigned Netsuke to the Eskenazi Catalogue sale in 1999 , with a sale price of £2,080.
Condition Report :
Fine original untouched condition with age related wear to the staining .
Approximate Sizes :
Height : 2 3/8″ 6 cm
Width : 2.0″ 5 cm
Depth : 1.5″ 3.8 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .