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KOSHO, 19th Century Japanese Netsuke:  Fukura Suzuma with Woman Rider

KOSHO, 19th Century Japanese Netsuke: Fukura Suzuma with Woman Rider


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1291075

Please refer to our stock # 50 when inquiring.
 $1,275.00 
This is a 19th Century, finely hand carved Japanese netsuke depicting a seldom seem version of a Fukura Suzuma or 'Tongue-cut Sparrow', with an elderly woman seated on the right wing of the bird, holding very tight to its neck, while carrying a pair of scissors on her right hand. Very nicely detailed with a rich patina. The bird's eyes inlaid in dark horn.Signed Kosho on the bird's bottom. Netsuke measures 1.65 inches (4.2cm) wide, and 1.10 inches (2.8cm) tall. NOTE: A reference to the Carver Kosho and his signature is found on page 676 of Lazarnick's Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read their Signaturesa.