Netsuke (1) - Ivory - TWO CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND A LARGE BAG - Signature : Nori-Shige - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)

Description
Netsuke (1) - Ivory - TWO CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND A LARGE BAG - Signature : Nori-Shige - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)
Very good condition, see description - 2.7×3.7×2.3 cm

Description

Nori-Shige is a netsuke carver from the beginning of the 19th century.

His signature is referenced under N°292 in the appendices (page 15) of the Ko-Ji-Hô-Ten (see pictures)

"A good worker in ivory, who produced many medium sized groups of figures, whose dress patterns were lightly engraved and whose composition was rather elaborate.

The signature, written in kaisho characters, is generally without reserve. (Netsuke, a comprehensive study based on M.T. Hindson collection by Neil K. Davies, Faber&Faber Ltd London 1974, page 136 - see picture).

In this specific case, he represents two children, playing around a large bag which is with little doubt supposed to be Ho-Teï's.Ho-Teï is certainly the most popular amongst the 7 gods of good fortune (Shichi-Fuku-jin).

He takes his origin in a 10th century priest famous for his fat body and protruding belly, for the large canvas bag he was carrying along. (Ho-Teï or Pu-taï as he was also called, literally means "canvas bag".), and for his ability to interact with children and play with them.

Here Ho-teï is not part of the group, but the children and the bag point for sure towards his missing figure.

Datation

Early 19th century

Weigth

16,2 gr

Signature

Nori-Shige

Condition

Excellent condition in line with its age

Please check pictures for global condition

Provenance

French Private Collection JMA

Bibliography

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Pre-convention ivory specimen.

Complies with CE Regulation 338-97 Art.2.w.mc of 09 December 1996.

Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. Submitted according to the decree of May 4, 2017 to a prior declaration provided for in Article L. 412-1 code environment.

A physical expertise of the piece will be realized by an independent expert confirming that the piece was realized before 1947 and is well of the announced period.

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The signature is deciphered for information only and regarding my study of the piece and my global knowledge.

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Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Netsuke
Material
Ivory
Period
Edo Period (1600-1868)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
TWO CHILDREN PLAYING AROUND A LARGE BAG - Signature : Nori-Shige
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
2.7×3.7×2.3 cm
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