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19c staghorn netsuke WOLF with deer leg

19c staghorn netsuke WOLF with deer leg


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1359416
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Unusual 19th century staghorn netsuke depicting a seated wolf with its paw on a severed leg of a deer. This subject is almost always carved in wood, and wolves tend to be skinny and somewhat stylized. This one has a full volume body, excellently depicted coat, powerful paws and great face. Eyes are inlaid with black horn. Cleverly carved out of side part of a stag antler without its usual porous center. Excellent wear and patina, himotoshi (cord hole) is formed by natural opening in the carving. Great netsuke. Height 1 7/16 inches.