AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A DUTCHMAN FROLICKING WITH A SMALL BOY
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About the artwork
Edo period, 19th century
The Dutchman laying down, making a face, the kid playing with the hat.
H. 2.5 x W. 3.9 cm
A humourous netsuke of a Dutchman, resting on his knees and elbows, drawing a grimace and a small (Chinese) boy, holding on to the Duchman’s hat, trying to climb onto the man’s back.