Netsuke (1) - Ivoire d’éléphant - Tomo-Chika (1803-1880) - Ju-rö-jin leaning over his deer - Japon - Période Edo (1600–1868)

Netsuke (1) - Ivoire d’éléphant - Tomo-Chika (1803-1880) - Ju-rö-jin leaning over his deer - Japon - Période Edo (1600–1868)
Très bon état, voir la description - 3×3.5×1.9 cm


Very nicely carved small netsuke, depicting Ju-rô-jin, god of longevity amongst the seven gods of good fortune (Shichi-fuku-jin), leaning on his deer, symbol of longevity.

He holds in his right hand a fan, one of his traditional attributes, and wears his characteristic cap, believed to be transparent and fringed with the symbol of the solar disk (see picture from Ko-Ji Hô-Ten volume 1 page 361).

The netsuke is very nicely executed, nice to see from any side, with vivid expressions for Ju-rô-jin (long beard and benevolent smile), and the deer.

Notice the way the deer antlers are resting on the god’s cap.

Signed Tomo-Chika on the under side, close to the larger hole of the asymmetric himotoshi.


19th century


Tomo-Chika (1803-1880)




Very good condition. Small miss on the deer’s right ear

Pre-convention ivory specimen.

Complies with CE Regulation 338-97 of 09 December 1996.

Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. Submitted according to the decree of May 4, 2017 to a prior declaration provided for in Article L. 412-1 code environment.

A physical expertise of the piece will be realized by an independent expert confirming that the piece was realized before 1947 and is well of the announced period.

This document will be given to the buyer after purchase, the document price is 50 euro and is included in the delivery costs.

For an exit of the EU, a CITES of re-export will be necessary, this one being at the charge of the future purchaser. The issuance of such a document is not automatic

The signature is deciphered for information only and regarding my study of the piece and my global knowledge.

Buyers are responsable for import regulation and restrictions of their own country

Informations du lot
Nombre total d’articles
Ivoire d’éléphant
Période Edo (1600–1868)
Région/Pays d’origine
Tomo-Chika (1803-1880)
Titre de l’œuvre d’art
Ju-rö-jin leaning over his deer
Très bon état, voir la description
3×3.5×1.9 cm
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