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19c netsuke Ebisu & Daikoku as MANZAI & SAIZO dancers

19c netsuke Ebisu & Daikoku as MANZAI & SAIZO dancers


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1332373
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19th century netsuke of Ebisu as Manzai dancer with a fan, and Daikoku as Saizo dancer playing tsuzumi (a hand drum). Saizo dancers are usually attending Manzai dancers during New Year celebrations, unusual depiction of 2 Gods of Good Luck performing human dances. Beautifully carved, great faces, wonderful detailing to the flow of their garments, nice textile patterns, very pleasant patina. Height 1 1/8 inches.