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Japanese Wood Netsuke of an Abalone Shell

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1323568

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A realistically carved wood netsuke of a large abalone shell, its surface sculpted with barnacles and textured ridges. On the reverse, a smooth, sloping surface with a depression at the center simulates the folds underneath the shell. Rectangular signature plaque of the artist Bokuzan on the side of the netsuke. Excellent condition with no damage. Length: 1.75†19th century, Japan