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19c netsuke SHISHI on rockery by TOMOTAKA

19c netsuke SHISHI on rockery by TOMOTAKA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1343411
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19th century ebony netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) alertly posing on twisted rockery. The piece is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style, perfectly captured essence of the beast. Eyes are double inlaid with mother of pearl and horn, great patina with characteristic ebony sheen. Signed TOMOTAKA in rectangular reserve on the bottom. Length 1 15/16 inches.