A hunter trying to catch a fox

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 3953
Type: bone objects; object for daily use; statuette; netsuke
Date of production:
mid-19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collected by János Xántus
Signed: Ikkōsai (一光斎)
Materials/Techniques: ivory, carved
Dimensions: height: 3.5 cm
width: 4.2 cm
Okimono-type. Made by Ikkōsai Tōun (Saitō Itaro, 1804 -- 1876). Purchased by János Xántus in Japan in 1869. 3 characters on sagemono (火用心? = beware of fire).