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.