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Lot 318* - A197AS Asian Art: Japan, India, South-East Asia - Wednesday, 02. June 2021, 02.00 PM

A NETSUKE OF A BLIND STONE LIFTER.

Japan, mid-19th c. Length 3.4 cm.
Boxwood. The blind eye and signature plate inlaid in bone. Old collection sticker. Signed Gyokkei.

An alternative interpretation reveals him lifting his own distended scrotum. See i.a. Rosemary Bandini: Blindmen netsuke.


CHF 800 / 1 200 | (€ 820 / 1 240)

Sold for CHF 813 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.