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19c netsuke BLIND MEN FIGHTING by RYOKO ex Royal

19c netsuke BLIND MEN FIGHTING by RYOKO ex Royal


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1321720
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century netsuke of three fighting blind men recognizable by the bumps on their heads. Wonderful carving with a lot of detailing, including differently patterned clothing, excellent faces, multiple items such as cane, clogs and tobacco pouches (nice touch - clasp of a tobacco pouch of the man on the ground is inlaid with metal). Beautiful wear and patina. Signed RYOKO in rectangular reserve on the bottom - for information on this carver from the school of Ono Ryomin see p. 882 of NETSUKE & NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Height 1 11/16 inches.