A IVORY NETSUKE OF A DUTCHMAN HOLDING A COCKEREL by Unknown Artist
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A IVORY NETSUKE OF A DUTCHMAN HOLDING A COCKEREL 18th century

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Edo period, 18th century

Standing upright, with a cockerel in front of him, with chinese coat, wide-brimmed hat and bulbous eyes.

​H. 9.4 cm

Note:
The slightly smug Dutchman looks as if his cockerel has just won a fight.
His bulbous eyes, big nose and two remaining teeth are typical for the depictions of Dutchmen in the eyes of the Japanese. He wears a plumed hat, a Dutch collar and a beautiful Chinese coat.