Lot 113 , Two Japanese ivory netsuke of a tiger, Edo period, first half 19th century, 4cm and 5cm
Two Japanese ivory netsuke of a tiger, Edo period, first half 19th century,
each with horn inlaid eyes, unsigned,
4cm and 5cm
As seen in the photographs the left-hand example has suffered wear to the engraved decoration all over and has some age cracks to its tail and some yellow staining all over. The netsuke on the right has only light wear to the high points on the carving and a stained patch to his front right paw underneath, occasional fine age cracks, otherwise in good condition.
Sold for £2,600