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HIDEYUKI, Japanese Netsuke: Shoki and two Oni

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1304160

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This is an excellent hand-carved Japanese Netsuke depicting Shoki, the demon queller, in his usual standing position, with his sword drawn. Although he appears to have captured one of them, the other Oni is playfully standing on his shoulders while pulling one of Shoki's ears. Outstanding detail and form symmetry characterizes this miniature sculpture. Very nice contrast between the patinated robes and the highly polished Oni's and Shoki's protruding body parts. Signed Hideyuki, on the back of Shoki, right below the himotoshi. Netsuke measures 1.02 inches (2.8cm) wide, and 2.38 inches (6.0cm) tall.