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19c netsuke CHOKWARO SENNIN with scroll by SANRAKU

19c netsuke CHOKWARO SENNIN with scroll by SANRAKU


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1314499
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19th century netsuke of Chokwaro sennin reading a scroll while leaning on a huge gourd. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Wonderful neat carving with great face and beautiful flow of his robe, dark staining, beautiful wear to the surface, excellent patina, old age lines. Signed SANRAKU in oval reserve on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 912 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/8 inches.