Dragon and mon obidome, Attributed to KOkusai
Attributed to Kokusai.
Mid to late 19th century, circa 1860s - 1880s.
Height: 3.5 cm.
Ruth Schneidman, New York
Raymond and Frances Bushell, Tokyo and San Francisco
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., “Japanese Netsuke: Serious Art”, 1989, no. 52.
June Schuerch, Santa Barbara CA
Moss Ltd., “Kokusai The Genius (vol. II)”, 2016, no. 108.
An ivory obidome netsuke of a water dragon with two mon crest medallions, the reverse with a three-clawed dragon foot gripping a tama, both elements depicted amid stippled clouds.