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19c netsuke SHISHI with peony

19c netsuke SHISHI with peony


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1329721
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19th century netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) playing with a branch of flowering peony. Unusual rendition of the classic theme, great face, horn inlaid eyes. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), beautiful depiction of peony leaves and flower. Himotoshi (cord holes) are formed by natural openings on the bottom of the carving where patina turns darer from the netsuke touching the silk of kimono, wonderful wear. Wonderful sculpture. Length 2 3/16 inches.