Asian and Ethnic arts by Terrill C. Smith
Boxwood Fisherman with large fish Netsuke

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All Items: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000: item # 1033862

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Terrill C. Smith
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Oakland, CA 94602

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Boxwood Fisherman with large fish Netsuke
I was able to handpick from hundeds of Chinese reproductions of Japanese Netsukes when they first entered the export market. I paid more and picked the best quality. You see cheaper netsuke reproductions online today, but they are nowhere near the quality of the ones I sell. Mine are more expensive but you get a real work of art. This carving is a reproduction of a traditional Japanese antique netsuke. It is the correct shape and size. Details on this boxwood carving are outstanding. It has a bone inset on the bottom with carvers name. It is 2 1/4" tall, and looks just like the Japanese original, only much less expensive. Two fish with inset glass eyes, complex and pleasing design.This quality of carving is no longer being done is China, as skilled carvers have retired or passed on.

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