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Antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke Mongolian Archer 18thC

Antique Japanese Ivory Netsuke Mongolian Archer 18thC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1102957
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Featuring a rare and fine 18th century Japanese netsuke of a Mongolian archer(or possibly a Dutch man)holding an arrow which he is about to string at one end. Typical depiction of 18th century netsuke of foreign man from his stance with head turned, hat with design, to the shoes, and the cloud pattern on the coat. Great expression in his face. Wonderful patina from age and use. Measures 3.5" long x 1" wide x 1/2" deep. Excellent condition considering age. There are some age lines in the old ivory which are typically found on 18th century ivory netsukes/carvings(see LA County Museum book of Bushell netsuke collection, pg.42 of Dutch men, similar to this one). Also, there may be a flaw in the ivory in his left eye which could have occurred naturally in the piece of ivory itself when it was carved or perhaps not. I have no way of knowing nor can I tell tell for sure what it may be. Whatever it may be, it is still, never-the-less, a great example of an 18th century netsuke and should not be objectionable at the reasonable asking price as 18th century netsukes of foreigners/Dutch/Mongolian archer men are rare, priceless and sell for thousands of dollars. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt,and the way it was sent/packaged. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state, unless valid NY sales tax number and form provided.