A fine ivory netsuke of a hare facing aside with its ears folded over the neck and back. The elegant and strong expression of the figure shows in all detail the great craftmanship of the carver. The carver might have observed actual animals. The eyes are inlaid with polished horn.
Signed on the side 石川, Ishikawa.
Meiji period, late 19th century.
In fine condition with a good patina, the ivory is lightly stained.
Height: 3,7 cm
Price on application.