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Netsuke carving of Ryujin's assistant by Hidemasa.  

The assistant to the Dragon King wearing his octopus headdress and holding the Tama, a wish-granting jewel that controls the ebb and flow of tides, cleverly formed as two moving halves in a pierced container.

Go name of Hidemasa: Chingendo

Hidemasa lived in both Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo)

Signed on the left leg: Hidemasa

Date: late 18th century - early 19th century

Size: 10.3 cm (height)

Condition: Some age cracks lines on back but generally in good condition

Netsuke carving of Ryujin's assistant by Hidemasa

SKU: 433
$2,500.00Price
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