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Netsuke SUMO WRESTLER by YUKIMASA

Netsuke SUMO WRESTLER by YUKIMASA


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960: Item # 1314105
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Netsuke of a standing sumo wrestler wearing kesho-mawashi - a heavily embroidered apron - and getting ready for a match. Excellent concentrated and tranquil face, great sense of volume to his limbs and body. Wonderful clean carving made out of beautiful even grained material, expert light staining. Signed YUKIMASA inside the apron - for a good discussion of the artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Height 2 3/16 inches.