Lot 4: An ivory netsuke of tiger with cub.
December 7, 2012
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: By Innan, Osaka, 18th century. Climbing on top of a section of bamboo within which is a tiger cub, the tail curling out from one end, and the head completely contained within the other end. The piece is well-worn and with a series of age cracks that encircle the bamboo section. Signed within a hollow space on the underside, Innan. 1in (2.5cm).