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19c netsuke resting DEER by RANICHI

19c netsuke resting DEER by RANICHI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1321020
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19th century netsuke of a reclining deer with its head turned back, hooves bent beneath its body. Elegant carving with pure clean lines, excellent hairwork, wonderful depiction of volume of the deer body, excellent head with finely carved antlers, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, beautiful patina. Signed RANICHI in oval reserve on the bottom - this pupil of Rantei is discussed in detail on p. 860 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful sculpture, rare artist. Length 1 1/2 inches.