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19c Negoro netsuke COURTIER cleaning bell

19c Negoro netsuke COURTIER cleaning bell


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1326578
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century boxwood netsuke of a standing man wearing a courtier’s hat and cleaning a huge bell with a round stiff brush. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, thus adding yet another color to the piece. Very smart use of lacquering technique, the back of his robe is lacquered dark green, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 1/2 inches.