Fine netsuke of a Rakugo storyteller. Great character and expression, very compact composition. Himotoshi consistent with the age of early 19th c. Good patina and crisp carving craftsmanship. Signed "Chika", a rare artist.Great provenance : collection of Isobel Sharpe, a legendary early collector. This collection has been documented in the book The beauty of netsuke : the collection of Mrs. This piece is mentioned in the standard book of N. The item "Netsuke Rakugo wood early 19th C ex Isobel Sharpe rare" is in sale since Wednesday, July 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Netsuke".
The seller is "tennyo19" and is located in Eindhoven. This item can be shipped worldwide.