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Early 19c netsuke SHISHI HEAD

Early 19c netsuke SHISHI HEAD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1332376
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Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a shishi head (or possibly a headdress worn during shishimai dance). Very strong early carving, excellent depiction of its ferocious face and curls of its fur, horn inlaid eyes. Beautiful wear and patina, wonderful feel of age to the piece, pleasantly chunky. Height 1 13/6 inches.