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Early 19th Century Japanese Netsuke:  Shishi on a Ball

Early 19th Century Japanese Netsuke: Shishi on a Ball


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1301012

Please refer to our stock # 67 when inquiring.
 $1,100.00 
This is an Early 19th century Netsuke depicting a Shishi trying to climb over a huge smooth ball, with a fierce look, and menacing teeth. The mane of long and pointed hair strands, the bushy tail held straight up, and engraved sunbursts suggesting hair tufts. Variably patinated, in some areas darker than others. Silky smooth to the touch. Wonderful large uneven himotoshi, common of netsuke from the Early Edo period of Japan. Netsuke measures 0.98 inches (2.5cm) wide, 1.75 inches (4.5cm) long, and 1.20 inches (3.0cm) tall.