A BONE NETSUKE OF A DUTCHMAN HOLDING A PIPE AND HAVING DETACHABLE LEGS by Unknown Artist
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A BONE NETSUKE OF A DUTCHMAN HOLDING A PIPE AND HAVING DETACHABLE LEGS 1850 - 1900

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About the artwork

Meiji period, late 19th century

Depicted holding a pipe, in Chinese dress, the legs detachable with a rope creating a two-part netsuke.

H. 7.8 cm

​Provenance:

Collection of the Musée de Saint-Cyprien.

Note:
In the 18th century, Nagasaki-e woodblock prints Dutchmen were often portrayed carrying pipes. Still, in netsuke, this is less common, as are the detachable legs, making one hole suffice to attach the rope to the inro.