Netsuke of Human Figures - Dutchman with Basket of Eggs, by Tan-ki, Japan, 18th Century
|Inventory Number:|| 47640|
|Object Type:|| |
|Date Created:||18th Century|
|Place Created:|| Japan Asia
|Subject Classification(s):||Lewis Evans Collection By Collection|
|Brief Description:||Wooden balancing netsuke with ivory details and unequal cord holes.|
A Dutchman holding an egg up to his right eye with his right hand to verify freshness by its translucency. A basket containing eggs is slung from his right shoulder and rests on his left hip. The man is clothed in a European style of dress and is wearing typical Dutch clogs. Unusual treatment of the egg testing subject.
Signature on left foot. Signed Tan-ki.
|Provenance:||Presented by A. E. Gunther.
Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke.
Bought from Murakami 15/7/29.|
|Collection Group:||Hermann Gunther Collection of Medical Netsuke|