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19c netsuke BOY with gourd by SHORINSAI

19c netsuke BOY with gourd by SHORINSAI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1314552
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19th century walrus tusk netsuke of a sitting Chinese boy holding a large double gourd with a rope beautifully tied around its waist. There is a good chance the gourd is meant to contain rice wine / sake. Strong piece with wonderful quality carving and great detailing - see his excellent face and finely etched textile patterns. Great patina with characteristic sheen, compressed dust in recesses. Signed SHORINSAI on the bottom. Height 1 1/4 inches.