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18c netsuke SHISHI with young & ball

18c netsuke SHISHI with young & ball


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1329659
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) mother with young, their front paws on a huge ball, all on a fan shaped base. Strong early piece with wonderful wear and beautiful patina consistent with age. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, loose ball in mother’s mouth, beautifully incised wave pattern around the base. Netsuke of characteristic early triangular section, wonderful sculpture. Length 2 1/4 inches.