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19c netsuke EGGPLANT by GADO TADATAKA

19c netsuke EGGPLANT by GADO TADATAKA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1326683
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19th century netsuke carved out of kurumi (natural walnut shell) carved in a shape of a nasu (eggplant). Very clever piece in Japanese taste perfectly capturing shape and textures of the vegetable. Extraordinary deep warm brown patina, old stable split along the seam of the walnut. Signed GADO TADATAKA SAKU (made by Gado Tadataka) on the side - this rare artist is listed on p. 370 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/16 inches.