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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1355503 (stock #FC-1664)
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A whimsical, stained boxwood netsuke sculpted as a seated peasant woman with humble demeanor stirring a large pot of mochi. The woman is finely modeled with pleasant facial features and fine, long hair, her sleeves rolled up to facilitate the arduous work of stirring the sticky mochi. (Such an everyday activity was a common subject among netsuke-shi, who saw fascination and dignity in the routine activities of the peasant folk.) This netsuke is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1353443 (stock #FC-1572)
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An amusing wood netsuke defining the legend of the wrestling octopus and monkey, both creatures’ eyes inlaid with jet. The monkey tugs at the octopus’s head while the latter wraps its strong tentacles around the body of his foe, the carving of each minutely detailed. Signed Miwa on the base...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1352987 (stock #7-113c)
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A three-cased, rich brown -lacquered inro with an agate ojime and matching, fan-shaped netsuke. Serving as the background for a vivid grove of white kiku and red flowers growing asymmetrically along its base, a lone butterfly hovers above. This poetic scene, executed in gold and colored takamaki-e, continues ensuite with the netsuke - carved flowers and leaves in gold and colored lacquers. The signature of the artist, Chohei, is in gold lacquer on the base...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1352984 (stock #02-269a)
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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 1920 item #1352747 (stock #01-177)
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An ingenious stained-wood netsuke with carnelian ojime carved as Hotei’s treasure sack, a surprise concealed within. A fully- carved image of the lucky god playing Go with a karako, his favorite past time, exists in this remarkably small space, a marvel in technique and concept. This netsuke is in very good condition with very minor surface wear, commensurate with age and use. Diameter: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1352507 (stock #FC-489)
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A boxwood okimono formed as a toad. The small sculpture exhibits extensive carving with careful attention to the toad's musculature and inlaid-horn eyes. The signature of the master, Masanao, is carved on the base. This okimono is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Length: 3.5" Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1910 item #1352437 (stock #0-380)
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A powerful wood netsuke carved as a Noh mask, its facial features contorted and exaggerated for visibility and dramatic effect. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Unsigned. 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1352433 (stock #FC-1402)
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A stained boxwood netsuke of a cicada perched upon part of a walnut. This fine netsuke concentrates on great naturalistic detailing of the wings and walnut skin, resulting in an amazingly life-like representation. (In Japanese art forms, cicada symbolize summer’s end and the renewal of life.) This boldly-carved netsuke is unsigned, attributed to the Nagoya school. It is in excellent condition. Length: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1352335 (stock #0-301p)
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A charming wood okimono sculpted as three cavorting Akita puppies, their round bodies with curly tails finely carved and incised. The pups’ cheerful faces are accented with mother-of-pearl inlaid eyes. This wonderful okimono is in excellent condition. Length: 6.75”. Meiji Period, Japan
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1263761 (stock #5-371)
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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...