Artworks in Arcadja1
Some works of MasashigeExtracted between 1 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Bonhams -May 10, 2017 - LondonLot number: 21
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An ivory netsuke of a Tanuki (badger) sake seller By Masashige, probably Kyoto, early 19th century Signed Masashige. 5.4cm (2 1/8in) high. 象牙彫根付 酒売狸 銘「正重」 19世紀前期 Provenance: W. L. Behrens collection, no.3093. Published: Joly, WLB, pl.XXXVIII. Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.81, no.K900. With human face and limbs, the tanuki standing, smiling as it holds a large gourd with one hand and a cash book with the other, its huge distended scrotum rising at the back and over the head, the somewhat worn ivory bearing a good patina.