Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art

19c netsuke DARUMA doll with landscape inside

19c netsuke DARUMA doll with landscape inside


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1312754
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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$1500

Unusual 19th century netsuke of a cloth Daruma doll with wonderful inquisitive face and a shaped opening on the back with anabori (cavern carving) of a palace with a procession of scholars crossing a bridge and pavilions in the back. The cavern is carved unusually deep, and pavilions in the back are very well defined, almost impossible to photograph properly. Excellent face with horn inlaid convex eyes, beautiful stippling defining the texture of its cloth body, wonderful functional shape. Great patina, a lot of compressed dust on the surface. Height 1 1/4 inches.