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TOMOCHIKA, Edo School Boxwood Netsuke: Naturalistic Human Skull

TOMOCHIKA, Edo School Boxwood Netsuke: Naturalistic Human Skull


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1339407

Please refer to our stock # 187 when inquiring.
 $2,450.00 
19th Century, very fine hand-carved netsuke depiction of a Naturalistic Human Skull (See photo #11 for comparison with actual Human Skull), with seven natural material teeth in the upper jaw, and fine parietal lines covering the cranium; attributed to Tomochika, because of its close likeness to a spectacular netsuke of the same subject auctioned by Lempertz Auction House (photo #9), that rivals the skulls made by Sukenao (Photo #10). These skull is identical to the Lempertz Tomochika Skull in all its characteristics, to include its form and size, 4.4cm tall, which is very large in volume, as compared to most netsuke. This outstanding miniature work of art is Unsigned. Netsuke measures 1.53 inches (3.9cm) wide, 1.94 inches (4.9cm) long, and 1.73 inches (4.4cm) tall. It is in outstanding condition, as you may be able to see in the posted photos.