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Boxwood Manju Netsuke of Three Monkeys
Boxwood Manju Netsuke of Three Monkeys
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A fine, stained boxwood manju netsuke formed as three monkeys in fetal position, each clasping the other’s hand. The focus of the netsuke-shi’ attention lies with the sculpting of the bodies with minimum detailing. This netsuke is in excellent condition with nice patina. Provenance: Ex. Collection of the Lowe Art Museum in Florida. Diameter: 2” 18th/ 19th Century, Edo Period, Japan
Boxwood Carving of a Karako atop Daikoku's Mallet
Boxwood Carving of a Karako atop Daikoku's Mallet
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A delightful and expressive boxwood carving of a young karako smiling as he playfully climbs upon Daikoku’s magical mallet. This carving which can also double as a netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.5”, width: 2” 19th Century, Japan
A Wood Netsuke of a Tengu Hatching from its Egg
A Wood Netsuke of a Tengu Hatching from its Egg
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An amusing wood netsuke modeled as a young tengu hatching from its egg, gingerly clinging to the side of the shell as it tries to release a foot. The netsuke carver, paying strict attention to detail, etched lines on the egg to denote the mythic creature’s efforts. This charming netsuke is in very good condition, with no problems. Length: 1.75” 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Toad atop a Millstone
Wood Netsuke of a Toad atop a Millstone
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A stained and textured boxwood netsuke carved as a toad on the edge of a millstone. Known for his naturalistic representations of toads, Masanao captures this one’s characteristic nuances, contrasting them with the striated surface of the stone. Incised Masanao signature on the base. This netsuke is in very good condition. Width: 1.5” Late 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Boy Playing Bekkanko
Wood Netsuke of a Boy Playing Bekkanko
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A boxwood amusing netsuke of a seated boy with legs neatly folded. Playing bekkanko, a suggestive game, the boy pulls down one eye, while hiding an oni mask behind his back. Crisp details and fine modeling characterize this netsuke by Sangyoku whose signature plaque is on the bottom of the piece. Height: 1.25” Edo Period, 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Tiger
Wood Netsuke of a Tiger
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A stately wood-carved netsuke of a seated tiger, its powerful head turned. The creature’s coat is finely delineated, accented by the appearance of his long tail resting upon its back. A formidable beast, the tiger’s nature- its beauty and power - are perfectly captured by the netsuke-shi. This marvelous netsuke is in excellent condition, with no problems and no repairs. The incised signature of Hoichi, who specialized in the carving of wood netsuke, is on its tail. Height: 1.25” 19th Centur... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of a Man Atop a Gourd
Wood Netsuke of a Man Atop a Gourd
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Of subtle erotic undertones, this stained wooden netsuke is carved as a man straddling a large gourd. The man’s facial expression suggests the difficulty of the task. The netsuke is in general good condition with only a minor old chip to left ear, hardly perceptible. Provenance: Ex.CV Roosevelt collection. Length: 2” 19th century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Tengu
Wood Netsuke of a Tengu
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An amusing stained-boxwood netsuke of a mythical Tengu holding his long nose as he busily stirs the mochi in the pot held on his lap. His beautifully-detailed wings and hair folded behind him, contribute both to the functional as well as the aesthetic quality of this excellent netsuke. Height: 1.25" 18/19th C, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Monkey with Chestnut
Wood Netsuke of a Monkey with Chestnut
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A charming wood netsuke of a seated monkey holding a giant chestnut in his long arms, legs clasped together for support. The body and features of this netsuke are deftly modeled to emphasize the creature’s key features and innocent expression. (Simians were beloved subjects with netsuke-shi, who carved imaginative renderings of this admired animal often engaged in various and amusing, pursuits.) This monkey has a beautiful patina and good wear, a barely discernible chip on his back commensurate ... Click for details
Netsuke Carved as a Noh Mask
Netsuke Carved as a Noh Mask
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A powerful wood netsuke carved as a Noh mask, its facial features contorted and exaggerated for visibility and dramatic effect. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Unsigned. 19th Century, Japan
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