Netsuke – Elephant ivory – Shoki che ha catturato un oni nascosto sotto un cappello di paglia – Japan – Edo Period (1600-1868)
Curious and funny elephant ivory netsuke depicting Shoki with a katana who has captured an oni hiding under a straw hat crushed by Shoki’s weight. Excellent amber patina with original variations in tone.
Himotoshi under Shoki’s belly and in the centre of the hat.
In excellent condition.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617)