An erotic reclining figure of a nude lady, her head resting on her hand

hippo ivory


Length: 13.7cm

Heavy 59.3g

Chinese late 19th century

Very good condition.

Provenance: European collection.

The product from the French aristocratic old family. Netsuke of a beautiful nude woman, a rare shunga subject. A masterpiece with an excellent taste that beautifully expresses the pattern of a nude woman and delicately expresses every detail. Compared to ivory, the luster of enamel is stronger and more beautiful, and you can feel its luster and weight.

A beautiful lady lying in bed. A large-scale excellent work that has become a wonderful light amber color with the passage of time. Depending on the viewing angle, it is clear that the woman’s eyes are fascinated and thinly open. The soft curves of her naked body are delicately sculpted, the waving of her hair, and the gentle feminine face clearly expressed.

Reference:Ivories of China and the East lot 19,Published by Spink and Son Limited, London, 1984

Note: A similar figure is illustrated in Chinese Ivories, the O.C.S(Oriental Ceramic Society). and British Museum Exhibition 1984, no. 128.

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