19c Japanese BROOCH Jurojin with turtle by netsuke carver HIDENAO
Listed Price $150.00
Rather unusual late Meiji (1890s to 1910s) Japanese brooch carved as seated Jurojin (one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, usually associated with longevity) with a fan in his hand and a petting a minogame (turtle with bushy tail and one of Jurojin’s familiars, the other two being a deer and a crane). Beautiful crisp carving, superb quality staining with different colors, excellent patina. Wonderful face, superb depiction of various textures, fastener on the back marked SILVER. Signed HIDENAO on the back - this netsuke carver is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 466, number 588). Height 2 1/16 inches.
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