329 AN IVORY OKIMONO NETSUKE OF A HORSE AND GROOM BY TADACHIKA
330 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A HORSE AND GROOM BY TOYOSAI TADACHIKA
By Tadachika, ivory okimono-netsuke Japan, Edo, mid to late 19th century
By Tadachika, ivory netsuke Japan, Edo, mid-19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)
Similar to next no. 330, though slightly larger and with a heavy okimono character. Finely carved as a saddled horse with a groom next to it pulling on its reigns. Set on an irregular base with singular himotoshi and signature TADACHIKA 忠親.
Finely carved as a saddled horse with a groom next to it pulling on its reigns. The ivory lightly stained and with a lustrous polish. Set on an irregular base with singular himotoshi and signature in a wavy reserve TADACHIKA 忠親 – Son of Tadachika I, who was a pupil of Chikuyosai Tomochika I.
HEIGHT 4.3 cm Provenance: British collection. Condition: Generally, in very good condition. One imperfection to the base, two minor age cracks at the back of the horse and some discoloration to the facial features of the groom. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-
HEIGHT 4.3 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: Very good condition with some minor and expected age cracks. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-
22 June 2019, 1 PM CET