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19c netsuke 2 SHOJO with sake jar by SHOSAI

19c netsuke 2 SHOJO with sake jar by SHOSAI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1338577
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19th century netsuke carved as two shojo, one of them overturning a huge sake jar spilling out his companion and a flood of sake that swirls on the bottom of the netsuke. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Very good work, nice faces with happy drunken expressions, wonderful depiction of the flow of their hair. Expert light staining, very pleasant patina. Signed SHOSAI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 525, number 2508). Height 1 3/16 inches.