Boot and dragon, Kokusai
Unsigned; attributed to Kokusai.
Mid to late 19th century, circa 1860s - 1870s.
Height x length: 3.2 x 4.2 cm.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., “Kokusai The Genius (vol. II)”, 2016, no.83.
A marine ivory beaten-up old pointy-toed boot netsuke, with a water dragon, likely referring to the old Chinese story of Chōryō and Kōsekikō.