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19c netsuke DARUMA DOLL by MASANAO

19c netsuke DARUMA DOLL by MASANAO


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1328390
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19th century boxwood netsuke carved in a shape of a cloth toy of Daruma - the founder of Zen Buddhism - enveloped in monk’s robe. Wonderfully carved, great depiction on the soft body of the doll sagging towards the bottom. Superb austere face, eyes inlaid with dark horn, excellent patina and wear. Signed MASANAO for Masanao of Ise on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Great netsuke by the master carver. Height 1 1/8 inches.