Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1346722 (stock #02-269a)
Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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A wood netsuke carved completely as a seated skeleton with a mokygyo drum between his bony legs. The artist went through great lengths to portray the hollowness and surface nuances of its bone structure, achieving remarkable realism. The skeleton as subject is often associated with life's transience and sought by collectors world over. This netsuke is signed on the base UNSAI and is in very good condition for its age. Height: 2” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1263761 (stock #5-371)
Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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A stained boxwood katabori netsuke sculpted as a Sambaso dancer. The dancer wears characteristic high hat and formal attire. He is caught in mid-dance, one foot in the air with arms bent back and head turned upwards. (Sambaso dance originated in the 9th century as a religious dance. It is often performed before a drama to appease the gods so the errors committed during the play will be forgiven.) Incised signature on lower leg of Minko, renowned netsuke-shi...