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An ebony netsuke of a recumbent ox

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By Tanaka Minko, 1735-1816
Length: 1 3/4 in. (4.3 cm.)

A small but fine study of an recumbent ox, its head slightly turned to the left, its legs drawn beneath the body, the front right leg forming a natural himotoshi, the eyes inlaid in the usual manner with brass and dark pupils, the genitals with remains of red lacquer, signed "Minko" and a "kakihan".

For a similar example, see The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikishi, adapted by Raymond Bushell, cat. no. 124.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Condition: Good, with some wear, and a small chip to the front and rear right hooves.

Ref. 1015492