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Early 19c Kyoto netsuke SHISHI with ball

Early 19c Kyoto netsuke SHISHI with ball


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1374923
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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 $2,800.00
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Early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion), its front paws on top of a large ball. Great early carving with wonderful depiction of its curly hair and powerful face. The eyes are inlaid with brown horn, a loose ball inside its mouth. Excellent patina and beautiful wear to the piece, old age lines, netsuke if characteristic 18th century triangular section, pleasantly chunky. Wonderful feel of age, very quiet serious sculpture. Height 1 5/8 inches.