Mitsuhiro

Osaka, circa 1860

Mitsuhiro

A fugu fish, its stomach inflated with water as it adopts a defensive pose. The natural markings of the fish’s skin are finely stippled and stained in sumi-e ink. The eyes are double inlaid in pale and dark horn.

Signed in incised characters: Mitsuhiro, with seal: Ohara

Length: 4.6cm

Mitsuhiro