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GYOKKEI, 19th C. Japanese wood Netsuke: Totsuka Beggar or Stonelifter

GYOKKEI, 19th C. Japanese wood Netsuke: Totsuka Beggar or Stonelifter


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1323400

Please refer to our stock # 143 when inquiring.
 $975.00 
19th century finely hand-carved Japanese boxwood netsuke of a muscular blind masseur or Totsuka Beggar crouching and lifting a heavy Stone. He is wearing only a fundoshi. Excellent detail and patination; he grimaces as he attempts to lift the large stone. His left eye and teeth are inlaid with a natural material. Very nice uneven himotoshi. Signed Gyokkei in a rectangular inlaid natural material reserve. It measures 1.15 inches (2.9cm) wide, and 1.451 inches (3.7cm) tall. It is in excellent preserved condition, as may be seen in the posted photos. Note: A reference to Gyukkei and his signature may be found on page 417-8 of Lazarnick's 'Netsuke and Inro Artists, and How to Read their Signatures'