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19c netsuke mixed metal BOY & buffalo

19c netsuke mixed metal BOY & buffalo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1326580
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Very unusual 19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke of a boy quietly playing flute while leaning against a side of a resting buffalo, 2 baskets next to him. The subject is ushidoji (also called bokudo) symbolizing the perfect peace of mind, and is considered to be one of the stages on the way to the Buddhahood. Excellent quality metalwork of shakudo (buffalo), solid silver (boy) and copper (baskets), perfectly captured mood of the scene. Fruitwood body, some darkening to the back, very pleasant wear and patina. Length 2 3/16 inches.