Traditional representation of the duet Kan-Zan (standing and holding an unfolded scroll) an Jit-Toku (sitting and holding his broom in his right hand positioned on the back of Kan-Zan's legs.).
These two most probably legendary characters have become the symbols, one of meditation and of care of the spirit and soul (Kan-Zan), the other of materail care, always focusing on the body well being (Jit-Toku).
They have been associated often in japanese art with Bu-Kan Zen-Shi and his tiger, group of four called "the sleepers", often represented all four sleeping in a cave, and symbolizing the transcendental state of religious life and the abolute serenity of the Zen followers.
Signed Yoshi-Tomo on the base, in his traditional oval reserve.( see picture)
Late 18th century
Good condition. A small missing part at the bottom of the scroll as shown on pictures. A few age cracks on the ivory
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French Private Collection JMA
1 - Catalog of the exhibition "Netsuke : the Japanese art of miniature carving": the Minneapolis Institute of art, 1998 : page 44, Inaba Tsùryù in his book Sôken Kishô published in 1781 mentions Yoshi-Tommo, from the Kyoto school, as one of the 54 major Netsuke artists of the period. Two of his netsuke were part of the exhibition (N° 78, pages 42/43 and 64, and N° 93)
2 - "Netsuke, a comprehensive study based on th M.T.Hindson collection" by Neil K. Davey, Faber and Faber ltd London1974 page 59 Yoshi-Tomo mentioned as a pupil of the great Yoshi-Naga with his signature and two examples of his work (see picture)
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Pre-convention ivory specimen.
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- Totaal aantal artikelen
- Edo Periode (1600-1868)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- KAN-ZAN AND JIT-TOKU - Signature : Yoshi-Tomo
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- 4,7×4,3×2,2 cm