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.