Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art

19c netsuke ONI depilating DARUMA by GYOKUBUN

19c netsuke ONI depilating DARUMA by GYOKUBUN


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1337794
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19th century netsuke of an oni (mischievous little demon) depilating the chest of seated Zen Patriarch Daruma with tweezers. Very rare, possibly unique subject making a profound joke about vanity of a highly spiritual individual caring about his looks. Nicely carved, great face - you can tell that Daruma is in a bit of pain, nice textile patterns, pleasant wear and patina, old age lines. Signed GYOKUBUN on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 423 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 5/8 inches.