Lot 2246. Netsuke: Ebi Sennin Kensu Oshô

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Auction date:12.06.2019   12:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 2246Netsuke: Ebi Sennin Kensu Oshô
Japan. Edo Period. 18. Century

Ivory with amber-yellow Patina on the back. Dressed in a grass skirt and puttees, he keeps it Right is a lobster
the shoulder and his face showing the ecstatic expression of the enlightenment. On the
Buddhist priest Kensu (chin. Xianzi) of the Tang dynasty, tells the legend that he is
when lobster fishing became enlightened. H. 12cm, b. 2,7 cm. Signature: Shugetsu, see MCI, p. 761 with figure. Condition B. age cracks, a foot added.
Provenance:
Collection Harry Seymour Trower
Collection Victor Frederic Weber

Literature:
-Koji Hoten, PL XXVII-12

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