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Signed in raised relief to a rectangular tablet at the back of the gourd which acts as the Himotoshi
‘Yoshihide’ (Hoshu) Tokyo school
Late 19th Century – Meiji period
Size: 4.5cm high, 2.5cm dia. – 1¾ ins high, 1 ins dia. / 5cm high – 2 ins high (with horse exposed)
Portuguese minister to Japan during WW II 1939-45, Portuguese ambassador to Washington 1950-61
Thence by descent
See: Finch and Co catalogue no. 19, item no. 63, for a boxwood netsuke of a skeleton and wolf signed Shoko
cf: Neil Davey; Netsuke pg 166 no. 496, Ex W.W. Winkworth collection