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Early 19c netsuke SHISHI with ball

Early 19c netsuke SHISHI with ball


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1374747
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) seated with its front paws on a large ball, its mouth closed and upper teeth showing. Wonderful depiction of its ferocious face and curly mane and tail, differently sized large and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 3/8 inches.