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19c netsuke CONFUCIUS and KIRIN by TOMOCHIKA

19c netsuke CONFUCIUS and KIRIN by TOMOCHIKA


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19th century netsuke of Koshi (Confucius) standing with his hands folded in his sleeves, and a mythical beast kirin in dog-like stance at his back. According to Chinese legend, kirin only appears when there is a wise sage living in the land. Rare subject, excellent carving with great faces and detailing, old age lines, superb wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the artist is Tomochika the First listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/4 inches.