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An ivory netsuke of a shishi

By Gyokuyosai, Edo School, 19th century
Signed in an oval reserve: Gyokuyosai.
4.2cm 
 
Provenance
R. Aschberg collection.
E. Mellin collection.
Van Haeften collection, purchased at Christie's, London, 14 June 1989, lot 292.
 
Literature:
Katchen, N7, vo.1, p.241, no.K373.
 
The shishi standing, its head lowered as it gnaws the leaves of a peony, two blooms attached to a divided.
 
 
Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1236

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