Ivory netsuke - 2 Shishi with Tama (sacred jewel) - Japan - Late 18th/early 19th century (Edo Period)
Rare and antique ivory netsuke depicting 2 Kara Shishi (Chinese Lion) sitting and resting on a sphere
One holding a movable sphere in its mouth
Fine antique patina, artefact from the Edo period.
Size: 4.8 cm
A very similar model without the sphere has been published
Possible gechu school
In very good condition, consistent with its age, with some natural veins on the ivory.
Japanese item from the Edo period.
The Item was produced prior to 1947, and is therefore in compliance with European Union regulations on ivory trade.
The item comes with a certificate of authenticity which will be sent to the buyer.
VERY IMPORTANT note for bidders outside the EU:
This item CANNOT be sold outside the EU.