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Wood Netsuke of a Turtle

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1301600

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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A delightful wooden netsuke sculpted as a tortoise withdrawing into its remarkably-dimensional shell. This lovely netsuke is in excellent condition. Please note the carapace has a section that lifts to reveal the himotoshi. (In East Asian cultures, the tortoise is usually a symbol of longevity. Many people think a tortoise can live up to at least a thousand years.) Length: 1.75” 19th Century, Japan