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Early 19c Negoro lacquer netsuke STORYTELLER

Early 19c Negoro lacquer netsuke STORYTELLER


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1341860
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Early 19th century wooden netsuke of sitting man wearing a robe and a cap. The figure most probably represents traveling entertainer - a storyteller. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, thus adding yet another color to the piece. The face was left unlacquered to allow for carving of tranquil facial expression. Very smart use of lacquering technique, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 7/16 inches.