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Ittobori Netsuke of a Lady

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Ittobori Netsuke of a Lady

Small attractive carefully painted ittobori lady, the himotoshi carefully hidden the back of the obi. Ittobori is a carving technique that means "one chisel cut". It is an indigenous Japanese art form that dates back hundreds of years. The artist's seal is burned into the bottom. Ex Bushell Collection, illustrated in Netsukes Familiar and Unfamiliar, pp. 128-130. 1"in diameter x 1.25"H

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