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Wood Netsuke of a Shi Shi with Tama

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1254448

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A wood netsuke sculpted as a shishi playing with a tama. Bearing its sharp teeth, flared nose and muscular body, the shishi seems intimidating at first. However, its upturned bushy tail and glittering inlaid eyes confirm this mythical animal’s intent—play ball! This netsuke is in very good condition. Height: 1.25”, length: 1.75” 18th/19th Century, Japan