Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a standing Dutchman holding an oversized rooster in his hands. Excellent carving, superb depiction of bird’s head, feathers and feet, great face with overly round eyes, wonderful depiction of his knee-length coat decorated with wave designs, textured pants and Chinese style hat with feather. Eyes inlaid with black horn, stands on its own, excellent patina, compressed dust on the surface. Himotoshi goes through the back down to the bottom of the coatOld collection sticker marked C.J.L., comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Extraordinary sculpture. Height 3 1/4 inches (86 mm).