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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
Hirado Okimono of a Shi Shi Family
Hirado Okimono of a Shi Shi Family
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A Hirado porcelain okimono of a female shishi clambering upon the rocky edges of a precipice. Detailed in white, under- glaze blue and brown glazes, the imagery refers to the shishi mother’s resolute act of throwing her young, one-by-one, off a cliff in order to test their survival capabilities. This fully sculpted piece is in excellent condition with no damage. Height: 8.5”, width: 5.25” 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Kappa Upon a Clamshell
Wood Netsuke of a Kappa Upon a Clamshell
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An amusing stained boxwood netsuke of a mythical water sprite (kappa) in a predicament—his curiosity has trapped his foot inside a clam shell! The dominant imagery in this netsuke carving is steeped in erotic undertones—the clam shell often symbolic of female anatomy in Japanese art. The netsuke carver paid great attention to the differing textures of the tortoise-like kappa and the smooth even surface of the clam shell. This fine netsuke is in excellent condition. Hoshu (“Yoshihide”) incised si... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of Okame
Wood Netsuke of Okame
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An expressive boxwood mask netsuke of the celebrated, delightfully controversial Okame. The renowned netsuke-shi Shumin carved Okame’s famously cheerful face with delicate incisions for the hair, modeling of the cheeks, perky nose and warm smile. Shumin I signature incised on reverse side. This lovely netsuke is in excellent condition. (The netsuke artist Shumin I was from the Kansei region and a pupil of Shuzan or Shugetsu II.) Length: 2” Late 18th/19th Century, Japan
Wood Mask Netsuke of a Penitent Oni
Wood Mask Netsuke of a Penitent Oni
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A wood netsuke carved as a grimacing demon, two small beautifully-carved horns atop his head. (Many of these overly-exaggerated mask netsuke were based on Noh characters, this fine netsuke in excellent condition.) Length: 2” 19th Century, Japan
Silver and Gold Ojime Bead with Chrysanthemums
Silver and Gold Ojime Bead with Chrysanthemums
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A silver and gold ojime bead with fanciful designs of reticulated chrysanthemums and foliage. Delicate incised work characterizes this elegant ojime bead, perfectly wrought and in excellent condition. Meiji Period, Japan
Champlevé and Wood Kagamibuta Netsuke
Champlevé and Wood Kagamibuta Netsuke
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An elegantly assembled kagamibuta of lacquered rosewood, its champlevé cover designed with peonies and leafy scrollwork with pink and green enamels. The kagamibuta hangs from a black silk, braided tassel. Good example of the early cloisonné technique on netsuke. Overall condition is very good with minor loss to the enamel commensurate with age and use. 18th/19th Century, Edo Period, Japan
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