DescriptionPROPERTY FROM A DALLAS PRIVATE COLLECTION
A JAPANESE WOOD NETSUKE
Early 19th Century
Marks: signed Shigekatsu
1-3/4 inches (4.4 cm) high
Finely carved, depicting Tengu hatching from an egg and just beginning to spread his wings, with inlaid amber eyes
For similar examples see p. 731 in G.Lazarnick, Mci.The Meinertzhagen Card index on Netsuke in the archives of the British Museum, New York, 1986, vol. II, and p. 946 in G.Lazarnick, Netsuke and Inro Artists, and How to Read Their Signatures, Honolulu, 1982, vol. II.
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,400.
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