Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art

19c netsuke DOG with collar by RANTEI

19c netsuke DOG with collar by RANTEI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1316931
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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$1900

19th century netsuke of a crouching puppy with its head turned to the right and wearing an unusually wide cloth collar. Superbly carved, great face, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, wonderful patina consistent with age. Signed RANTEI in oval reserve on the bottom for Hogen Rantei. Hogen is an honorary title conferred for excellence in painting and sculpture. Rantei is an excellent carver - for discussion see p. 865 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 1/4 inches.