Carved ivory Netsuke of The Oriental classical style Dragon


before 18th century

long 5.5cm

Heavy 18g

Extremely good condition.

Provenance: Formerly by the Japan Art Museum old collection.

As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this Large before 18th century, Ivory Netsuke depicting a coiled  Dragon, this Kyoto school style  Netsuke has been finely carved from a wedge shaped slice of Ivory.

Coiled dragon is shown with a fierce expression, Very rare and large and powerful figures of dragon.

The Dragon is intertwined amidst swirling clouds, This is high quality carving where hundreds of years of handling have left a beautiful mellow patination , I am sure fantastic addition to your Japanese Netsuke or works of art collection.

Reference materials :Barry Davies. Oriental Art. Netsuke and Inro from European Collections.No16, No17, Published by London, Barry Davies Oriental Art Ltd., 1993

The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Netsuke: A Legacy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art NO.293, NO.294, NO.303

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