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Wood Netsuke of a Recumbent Goat

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1200977

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A naturalistically-carved wood netsuke of a recumbent goat with brass-inlaid eyes, his front legs tucked comfortably beneath him. Incised Kokei signature on nether side. See similar wooden recumbent goat by the same artist sold in 1962 and featured in The Meinertzhagen Card index on Netsuke, Vol. A-M, pg. 362-63. Here, Kokei’s work is described as influenced by his master Minko, both masters known for pieces of great charm and for their love of nature. This splendid netsuke is in excellent condition with no restoration and no problems. Late 18th Century, Japan