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19th Century, Japanese Boxwood Netsuke, Tanuki

19th Century, Japanese Boxwood Netsuke, Tanuki


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1284648

Please refer to our stock # 31 when inquiring.
 $675.00 
19th Century, finely hand-carved boxwood netsuke depicting a seated Tanuki, or Japanese Badger (raccoon dog) holding a drumstick over his large belly. Bronze inlaid eyes. Wonderful large himotoshi. According to Japanese legend, a Tanuki is a real animal with supernatural powers, as are the fox or a cat. He is a mischievous animal that uses many disguises to deceive or annoy passers-by. It measures 1.20 inches (3.0cm) in diameter, and 1.34 inches (3.4cm) tall. It is in excellent condition as you may see in the posted photos.