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18c netsuke KIRIN Kyoto school

18c netsuke KIRIN Kyoto school


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1332282
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18th century Kyoto school netsuke of seated kirin with its head raised and turned back as it bellows, its long tail rising to meet its beard, and flames licking the sides of his body. The eyes are inlaid with dark horn, differently sized large himotoshi are positioned in accordance with the habit of the time (through the side down to the bottom). Great ferocious face, wonderful depiction of its mane and scales. Small old chip to the front right hoof. Beautiful sheen from wear, old age lines consistent with age. Great dignified sculpture, serious netsuke. Height 2 1/4 inches.