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Wood Netsuke of a Wasp and Pear

Wood Netsuke of a Wasp and Pear


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1275226

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A whimsical wooden netsuke rendered as a wasp feeding on an ingeniously-sculpted rotting pear, its skin defined by ukibori stippling. The creature, naturalistically carved, possesses incised details and jet-inlaid eyes, the signature of the known Nagoya School maker, Sangetsu, incised on its base.( For a similar piece see: Lazarnick, MCI, page 691.) This intriguing netsuke is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan