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Wood Netsuke of Bidori, The Tongue-cut Sparrow


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1244241

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An amusing and wonderfully modeled netsuke of Bidori, the plump chidori of the famous tale, “The Tongue-cut Sparrow” (fukura suzume). Carved in-the round with upset expression and eyes inlaid, his compact body is elegantly shaped with finely-textured feathers. Incised signature on nether side of Nobufusa. This whimsical wooden netsuke is in excellent condition. Width: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan