Carved ivory Netsuke tiger Attributed to MASAMORI


LENGTH 6.3cm

Unsigned,However, it comes with two haiku poems written by MASAMORI himself.

Masamori is Very faithful to old netsuke tradition in feeling. Great attention to detail; original, amusing designs. subjects taken from Japanese and Chinese life—tranquil, quiet figures or animals. Delicate, detailed composition; skillful and beautiful use of color. Look this carved ivory netsuke is in the form of a tiger with inlaid eyes.

Long considered a top-ranking carver and was still alert and carving in his last years. But he still finds time to produce beautiful calligraphy. Also talented as painter and musician.


Netsuke & inro artists, and how to read their signatures P715(正守),Lazarnick, George,Published by Reed Publishers, U.S.A. 1982

NETSUKE- The Miniature Sculpture of JapanP30(picture No14),By Richard Barker and Lawrence Smith, London,1976

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