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Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Stone Cutter

Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Stone Cutter


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1322473

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A fine stained boxwood netsuke of a stone cutter, tools in hand, intent upon his latest endeavor—the footprint of Buddha. Considered one of the eight treasures of Buddhism, footprints of Buddha are auspicious symbols. Superb carving and modeling characterize the work of this artist,Ryu-Zan, incised signature on heel. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 1.75”, height: 1.25” 18th Century (Edo Period), Japan