Shokyusai - 5742

Titolo: 
Hanasaka Jijii and his Dog
Numero di Inventario: 
5742
Tipologia: 
netsuke
Collezione: 

East

Classe iconografica: 
Mythology
Parole chiave soggetto: 
Hanasaka Jijii and his Dog
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Shokyusai, Edo/Tokyo school
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Japan
Edo/Tokyo
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1850
Datazione specifica: 
Tomochika workshop - II half 19th century
Tipo di iscrizione: 
signature
Descrizione iscrizioni e marchi: 
Shokyusai
Trascrizione o identificazione: 
正久齋 (Shokyusai)
Materia e Tecnica: 
ivory
Opere correlate: 
Data di Ingresso: 
2005
Acquisizione: 
Maria Taglietti Lanfranchi
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Collocazione: 
not on display

This piece is inspired by a popular tale in which an old couple, that treats with love their dog Shiro, obtains a treasure in return. The greedy neighbours, once they find out about it, try to take advantage of the dog but are harshly punished. 
This netsuke, with natural himotoshi, depicts the moment in which Hanasaka Jijii, the old man, hoes the ground in a place indicated by the dog, where he will find the treasure. The signature Shokyusai  (正久齋) is on the back of the old man’s vest.

Shokyusai Tomoyuki was a carver active in mid 19th century, specialized in the representation in ivory, of people and animals; his style is similar to the one adopted by the artists of the Edo/Tokyo school that worked within Chikuyosai Tomochika’s (1800-1873) workshop.

G.R.

AC/DC: 
DC