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19c netsuke PUPPY by MASANAO

19c netsuke PUPPY by MASANAO


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1323563
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19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned to the right. Wonderful face, excellent rendition of its fur, eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening between its body and a paw. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Very beautiful warm brown staining, superb wear and patina. Great classic netsuke. Height 1 1/2 inches.