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Netsuke

Netsuke

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1825-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ikkyu (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and stained wood

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    A.989-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery, case 8

Physical description

Netsuke in katabori ('shape carving') form of a catfish in a circular tub of water, lashing the water into high swirls, in carved and stained wood, with a pair of cord-holes (himotôshi) on the underside.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1825-1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Ikkyu (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and stained wood

Marks and inscriptions

Signed 'Ikkyû'
The signature is incised on the underside of the netsuke.

Dimensions

Height: cm, Width: cm, Depth: cm

Object history note

Salting collection no. 3197

Descriptive line

Netsuke of a catfish in a tub of water in carved and stained wood, signed Ikkyû, Japan, 1825-1875

Labels and date

Catfish in a tub of water
1825-1875
Signed 'Ikkyû'
Stained wood with inlaid eyes
Salting Bequest
Museum no. A.989-1910 [October 2016]

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Carving; Staining

Subjects depicted

Tub; Catfish; Water

Categories

Accessories; Animals and Wildlife

Collection

East Asia Collection

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