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19c netsuke boy with flute by TAKAHARU

19c netsuke boy with flute by TAKAHARU


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1341861
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19th century wooden netsuke of a boy seated next to a basket full of leaves, and playing a flute. The subject is a variation of ushidoji (also called bokudo) symbolizing the perfect peace of mind, and is one of the stages on the journey towards Buddhahood. Great face with slight smile, eyes inlaid with black horn, excellent textile patterns, beautiful warm patina and wonderful wear. Signed TAKAHARU (alternative reading is KOJI) on the bottom. Height 1 3/8 inches.