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犬牙彫根付
Dog

Artist:
Tomotada (Japanese, active late 18th–early 19th century)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 18th century–early 19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); W. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Netsuke
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910
Accession Number:
10.211.1106
Not on view
This carving is an example of the ‘Kyoto style’, a phrase applied to artists working in Kyoto in the late eighteenth century. Particularly striking are the open mouth and prominent ribs of the animal. There is a large group of good quality netsuke signed ‘Tomotada’, however many forgeries were made, even during the artist’s lifetime.
Signature: Tomo tada
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