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19th Century Japanese Netsuke:  Traveling Gama Sennin

19th Century Japanese Netsuke: Traveling Gama Sennin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1305729

Please refer to our stock # 89 when inquiring.
This is a finely carved 19th Century Japanese Netsuke, depicting a traveling Gama Sennin, dressed in his traditional mugwort cape, with a walking stick in his hand, who has taken a break by resting on a porous rock. His traveling companion, the faithful three-legged toad, is trying to climb to his lap. Happy expression on the Sennin’s face. Very nice hairwork; very fine detail on the cape and surrounding areas. Unsigned. Netsuke measures 1.35 inches (3.4cm) wide, and 1.65 inches (4.2cm) tall. It is in excellently preserved condition, as may be seen in the posted photos.