Netsuke – Ivory – samurai with horagai – Shūmin 秀民 – Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912)
complex netsuke depicting 4 samurai with huge Horagai shell, three of them holding it while one of them plays it
signed Shūmin 秀民 in tortoiseshell cartouche
Natural himotoshi in the arms of the samurai
In excellent overall condition, with a beautiful natural patina, signs of wear and natural veining consistent with its age.
Japanese object from the Meiji period.