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19c ittobori netsuke DUCK by SOICHI

19c ittobori netsuke DUCK by SOICHI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1303370
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19th century 2-toned chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of a seated duck. Perfectly captured essence of the bird is skillfully done in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Eyes inlaid in dark horn, excellent patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed SOICHI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1023 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 11/16 inches.