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Wood Netsuke Modeled As A Pumpkin


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 968230

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A wood netsuke realistically modeled as a pumpkin. The deep carving for the grooves along the lobes of this autumnal vegetable and its chiseled effects provide wonderful texture to the beauty of the two-toned wood.(From among the many themes that inspired netsuke carvers, love of nature is a predominate one. Endowed with a religion that encouraged the appreciation of nature, Japanese netsuke carvers faithfully depicted nature - illustrating both its perfection and decay. This wood netsuke is in excellent conditionwith no problems. 19th Century, Japan