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Early 19c netsuke Chokwaro SENNIN with staff

Early 19c netsuke Chokwaro SENNIN with staff


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1315889
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Early 19th century nice size netsuke of a sennin (Chinese sage) wearing a leaf cape, leaning on his staff with tied large double gourd resting on his shoulder. Most probably netsuke represents Chokwaro sennin who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Strong early piece with exceptional carving of his intense face, wonderful detailing of his hair and leaf cape. Eyes inlaid in dark horn, ivory of typical early triangular section. Back of netsuke has deeper yellow patina from wear against the silk of kimono. No chips or repairs. Excellent sculpture. Height 2 5/16 inches.