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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136953 (stock #1136953)
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Signed Ichigiro Masayoshi, 19th century
Length: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.)

A small iron canon with a large octagonal barrel inlaid in gold nunumezogan with two "mon" and scrolls, mounted on a wood stock and a silver matchlock action, a detachable carriage with copper and silver wheels, signed "Masayoshi" on a silver tablet.

Published: Bernard Hurtig, "Masterpieces of Netsuke Art (Tokyo and New York, 1973), p. 174, cat. no. 728.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 1136953

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136945 (stock #1136945)
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$4,000.00
Signed Nagamachi Shuzan, 19th century
Length: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm.)

A wood netsuke carved, partially lacquered and gilt, depicting Daruma completely wrapped in a red cloth decorated with a large peony head and foliage. Signed on the base in an oval cartouche "Shuzan".

Provenance: Betty Killam, 1983

Condition: Very good with some lacquer loss.

Ref. 1136945

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136940 (stock #1136940)
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$2,200.00
Unsigned, late 19th century
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.)

A wood netsuke decorated in mat black lacquer with details in red and gold, depicting Fujihime wearing a broad hat and a kimono embroidered with scrolling waves, holding in her hand a leafy branch of Wisteria.

Fujihime is a Goddess known as Princess Fuji and daughter of the Mountain God. She lives on the peak of Mount Fuji. In Japanese art, she is usually depicted wearing a broad hat and carrying and branch of wisteria ("fuji" in Japanese).

Provenance: H. Laudenbach, Munich, 1979

Condition: Very good, with light wear and rubbing to the lacquer.

Ref. 1136940

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136938 (stock #1136938)
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$2,500.00
Signed Gyokuichi, 19th century
Height: 1.5 in. (3.9 cm.)

Carved to depict a monkey embracing an octopus, the eyes inlaid in dark horn. Signed on the base Gyokuichi (or Tamakazu).

Provenance: Syd Spindel, 1976

Condition: Excellent

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Ref. 1136938

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1136933 (stock #1136933)
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$2,800.00
Unsigned, 19th century
Height: 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.)

Comprising a cluster of nine masks, five masks in the front and four masks in the back surrounding a single-hole himotoshi, the masks including Okame, Hannya, Shiwa Jiyou, Usobuki mask and Shikami masks.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 1136933

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1017375 (stock #1017375)
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Unsigned, 19th century
Height: 1 1/2 in. (3.66 cm.)

A wood netsuke realistically carved to depict three mushrooms of different sizes, all joined by the stem, the natural himotoshi formed by the medium-size mushroom.

Provenance: Karl Schmidt

Ref. 1017375

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1017348 (stock #1017348)
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$1,800.00
Signed Shibayama, 19th century
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.28 cm.)

Of the usual form, forming two-halves, the exterior inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl on a gold ground, the front depicting a butterfly hovering over a branch of camelia, the interior in nashiji; signed on a rectangular tablet in mother-of-pearl "Shibayama".

Provenance: Karl Schmidt

Condition: Good, with some wear.

Ref. 1017348

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1015864 (stock #1015864)
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Unsigned, 19th century
Diameter: 1 3/8 in. (3.6 cm.)

The metal plaque from a kagamibuta partially gilt with gold and silver and details in red lacquer, depicting the Sennin Shiyei seated on his giant carp.

The subject of this netsuke is the legend of Sennin Shiyei. Once upon a time, the old sage captured a red carp. He thought that the fish was so beautiful that he put it in a pond where he could admire it everyday. He took such good care of the carp that it quickly grew up to ten feet, and grew horns and wings as well. One day, Shiyei bowed in adoration in front of the carp which in return told him that it would take him to the sky. The Sennin climbed on the back on the giant carp holding on to the horns, and both leaped towards the land of the Immortals.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Ref. 1015864

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1015859 (stock #1015859)
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$1,800.00
Unsigned, Iwami School, 18th to 19th century
Length: 3 5/8 in. (9.24 cm.)

Of the usual form, the large boar's tooth is well patinated and simply carved with a large spider in high relief, the eyes of the arachnid inlaid in metal; the back of the tooth pierced with one hole for the himotoshi.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Ref. 1015859

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1015856 (stock #1015856)
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Unsigned, probably 19th century
Height: 1 in. (2.6 cm.)

Carved from the node of bamboo and using the natural form of the plant, the small netsuke depicts a face hidden under a hood, resembling that of Okame. The eyes and lips are highlighted with a little red and black lacquer, two small holes are carved on the right side of the hood to form the himotoshi.

Published: Raymond Bushell, Netsuke Familiar & Unfamiliar: New Principles for Collecting (1975), cat. no. 73.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Condition: Excellent; some roughness in one area on top of the hood.

Ref. 1015856

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1015825 (stock #1015825)
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$1,500.00
Unsigned, probably 19th century
Width: 2 in. (5.16 cm.)

Irregularly formed from a multitude of colored layers using the guri-nuri technique, with various shaded of reds, yellows, oranges and greens, the back fitted with a loop in its center to form the himotoshi.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Ref. 1015825

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1015492 (stock #1015492)
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By Tanaka Minko, 1735-1816
Length: 1 3/4 in. (4.3 cm.)

A small but fine study of an recumbent ox, its head slightly turned to the left, its legs drawn beneath the body, the front right leg forming a natural himotoshi, the eyes inlaid in the usual manner with brass and dark pupils, the genitals with remains of red lacquer, signed "Minko" and a "kakihan".

For a similar example, see The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikishi, adapted by Raymond Bushell, cat. no. 124.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

Condition: Good, with some wear, and a small chip to the front and rear right hooves.

Ref. 1015492

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #955427 (stock #955427)
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$1,500.00
Signed Hojitsu, 19th century
Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.)

Of the usual form comprising of two fitted bowls, the exterior decorated with a portrait of an old man wearing a garment embroidered with a phoenix. Several Sennin can be associated with magical birds, and among one of them is the Sennin Shoki (not to be confused with the Demon Dweller), who lived on Mount Tempei during the Chinese Han dynasty. The legend says that he was a wonderful flutist, and whenever he played, the Phoenix would come down from the sky to listen to him.

Ref. 955427

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #955426 (stock #955426)
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$800.00
Unsigned, 19th century
Diameter: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.)

A simple, yet attractive kagamibuta comprising an ebony bowl and copper plate inlaid shakudo and partially gilt, depicting a branch of peach, the symbol of immortality.

Condition: Very good with some wear, gold leaf mostly gone

Ref. 955426

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #955212 (stock #955212)
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$1,500.00
18th to 19th century
Height: 1 1/4 in. (3.4 cm.)

A seal depicting a dog standing on a base, the seal pierced through to accommodate the himotoshi.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 955212

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #955205 (stock #955205)
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Unsigned, 19th century
Diameter: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.)

A kagamibuta comprising a tarnished silver plaque inlaid with gold, set in a bamboo bowl with a himotoshi lined with stained stag antler. The metal plaque is decorated with an old man holding a scroll and seated beneath a pine tree. The long forehead of the wise man would suggest Fukurukuju, the gold of longevity. However, the scroll and pine tree would suggest the Sennin Ukaku, who is usually depicted with a scroll inscribed “Under the shadow of the pine and the plum-tree, sleeping on a high rock, Unkaku knows not how run the years; there is no calendar in the mountains.”

Condition: A crack to the bamboo bowl, otherwise excellent.

Ref. 955205

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #683619 (stock #683619)
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Signed Gyokumin, early Meiji Period, 19th century
Width: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm.)

A wood netsuke depicting Daruma seated in meditation. The himotoshi is formed by a smaller and larger hole on the base. Signed Gyokumin on an inlaid ivory tablet located near the himotoshi.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 683619

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #671760 (stock #671760)
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$750.00
Unsigned, Edo Period, 19th century
Length: 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.)

A nice study of a recumbent shishi, the netsuke is carved in the style of early netsuke with a slightly concave base and a larger himotoshi.

Condition: Excellent

Ref. 671760