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Tall 19c netsuke ASHINAGA & TENAGA 105mm

Tall 19c netsuke ASHINAGA & TENAGA 105mm


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1329722
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Tall 19th century ebony netsuke of Ashinaga (long legs) carrying his companion Tenaga (long arms) on his back as the latter holds a scaly fish in his hand - their fishing cooperation worked well this time. Wonderful faces of portrait quality, great depiction of their absurdly long limbs. Very well balanced (stands on its own on flat surface), himotoshi is formed by Tenaga’s legs. Beautiful patina with excellent sheen, very pleasant feel of age to the piece. Height 4 1/16 inches (105 mm).