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19c netsuke Oguri Hangan HORSE on GO board by GYOKURINTEI

19c netsuke Oguri Hangan HORSE on GO board by GYOKURINTEI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1323559
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19th century netsuke of Oguri Hangan skillfully balancing his horse on a GO board. He was a son of a rebellious vassal of Ashikaga who had to live in hiding, and was celebrated for his fantastic horsemanship. Excellent carving to the last detail: face and clothing of the rider, head, mane and trappings of the animal, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the legs of the horse. Signed GYOKURINTEI on the bottom - the carver is well known for that type of detailed work and is listed on p. 426 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Beautiful wear and patina, great sculpture in perfect condition. Height 1 1/2 inches.