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19c netsuke KAKKYO & pot of gold Anraku school

19c netsuke KAKKYO & pot of gold Anraku school


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1312750
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century netsuke of a man with a hoe and a pot in front of him, and a woman with a baby in her hands. The netsuke represents one of the Chinese paragons of filial virtue, that of Kakkyo, who was very poor and decided to bury his living child to be able to feed his old mother. While digging a grave, he found a pot filled with gold. Wonderfully carved and etched in the manner of Anraku, beautiful patina on very good quality material, very pleasant staining. Height 1 1/4 inches.