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19c netsuke stretching ONI as Daruma

19c netsuke stretching ONI as Daruma


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1303453
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century wooden netsuke of an oni stretching its arms and legs - the subject is a humorous take on a standard one of Daruma doing the same sort of stretching after 9 years of meditation. Did not photograph well, very nicely carved, good detailing (see its bracelets and anklets), its jacket is lacquered red, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Some dust accumulation on the surface, wonderful patina, himotoshi is formed by his legs. Length 1 7/8 inches.