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Netsuke POET LI PO & wine jar by RYUFU

Netsuke POET LI PO & wine jar by RYUFU


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970: Item # 1338578
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Netsuke of Rihaku seated on a tree stump and lovingly leaning towards a large wine jar while holding a ladle in his hand. Rihaku (Li Po in Chinese) was a celebrated, probably the most famous poet of China, equally renown for his love of wine. Superbly carved, excellent face and detailing of his hair and robe as well as jar and stump textures. Excellent staining and bleaching, great patina. Signed RYUFU in oval reserve on the bottom - for a brief discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 225. Height 1 11/16 inches.