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19th Century Edo School Boxwood Netsuke: Chinese Sage Riding an Ox

19th Century Edo School Boxwood Netsuke: Chinese Sage Riding an Ox


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1310826

Please refer to our stock # 116 when inquiring.
 $675.00 
19th Century, Boxwood Netsuke finely hand-carved and engraved boxwood netsuke depicting a Chinese Sages riding an Ox while holding peonies in both hands, a symbol of prosperity or congratulations between friends. Chimney himotoshi that starts on the bottom of the platform where the ox stands, and continues through any of the spaces made by the legs of the ox. Rich patination. Unsigned. Netsuke measures 0.92 inches (2.3cm) wide, 1.40 inches (3.6cm) long, and 1.62 inches (4.1cm) tall. It is in excellent condition, as you may be able to see in the posted photos.