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A Wooden Netsuke- Two Shi Shi w/Pup â Edo/Meiji

A Wooden Netsuke- Two Shi Shi w/Pup – Edo/Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1256874

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This is a fine old wooden netsuke with a shi shi family. The two parents sit on a pedestal – and, at their feet- is a small pup lying down with the two parents each having a foot on the pup. The netsuke is very well carved with excellent detail. We believe the wood to be boxwood. It has excellent patina from years of use. We date to the late Edo-early Meiji period, circa 1850-1880s.