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RYUGETSU, Meiji Japanese Netsuke:  Peasant

RYUGETSU, Meiji Japanese Netsuke: Peasant

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1910: Item # 1324561

Please refer to our stock # 145 when inquiring.
This is an very fine Japanese Netsuke hand-carved during the Meiji Period of Japan by Ruygetsu. It depicts a Peasant holding a basket with fruits and vegetables, while pleasurably (notice his smile) smoking a pipe. Intricate and true to form detail have been carved in this remarkable miniature sculpture. The artist has accented the figure with different shades of brown stain. Signed Ryugetsu on the bottom, right next to the basket. Netsuke measures 1.20 inches (3.1cm) wide and 1.67 inches (4.2cm) tall.