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19c netsuke rakan RAKORA SONJA by GYOKUGETSU

19c netsuke rakan RAKORA SONJA by GYOKUGETSU


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1327276
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Late 19th century Japanese staghorn netsuke of Rakora Sonja wearing monk’s robe and holding a branch with fruit in his hands. Rakora Sonja is one of 16 rakan - the original disciples of the Buddha. Nice quality carving with great grinning face, good depiction of arm muscles. Eyes are inlaid with dark horn, light staining, wonderful warm patina, pleasant finish to the surface. Signed GYOKUGETSU on the foot - the artist is listed on p. 423 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 2 5/16 inches.