Meiji Period ivory netsuke showing Sake drinker.

£1,165.00

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Meiji Period ivory netsuke showing Sake drinker.

This fine Meiji Period (1868-1912) hand carved ivory netsuke was produced in Japan towards the end of the nineteenth century. It is beautifully carved and exceptionally detailed. It shows a traveller being poured a cup of sake from a gourd by a young woman. This form of netsuke showing two figures tends to be rarer than those that conventionally show a single figure. The netsuke is signed 'Anraku' and is of the finest quality.

This superb two figure netsuke stands 3cm high and is 3.8cm at its widest point. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition showing only light wear and very minor cracks appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.