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Netsuke DARUMA DOLL by RYOSHU

Netsuke DARUMA DOLL by RYOSHU


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960: Item # 1326288
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Netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century. Netsuke represents a doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and his eyes can pop in and out. Perfectly captured facial expression, facial hair and 3 flowering chrysanthemums on his robe beautifully incised and etched with ink. It appears that the artist etched a different design on every piece of this model of his - see the other Darumas by Ryoshu on my site. Excellent clean carving made out of beautiful even material. Signed RYOSHU on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 886. Height 1 1/4 inches.