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19c Negoro netsuke KINTARO with axe

19c Negoro netsuke KINTARO with axe


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1328445
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19th century wooden netsuke of seated Kintaro leaning on a large axe in front of him. Kintaro, the child of the forest (also known as Kintoki) was raised by Yama Uba, and possessed an extraordinary strength. Nice quality carving, wonderful depiction of his face and clothing. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, beautiful wear and patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.