Young tiger netsuke - Unsigned

Kyoto, circa 1790

Tiger netsuke
Tiger licking his paw

A young tiger sits with its front paw outstretched as it leans to lick at its fur. Its eyes are set intently as it concentrates on its task. A long tail snakes up to its sharply defined shoulder blades and the eyes are inlaid in dark horn.

Tiger netsuke
Young Tiger
Tiger licking paw
Reverse
Tiger licking paw
Underside

Length: 4.3cm

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