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18c netsuke TURTLE by SHOYU

18c netsuke TURTLE by SHOYU


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1379611
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Late 18th to early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a turtle hiding in its carapace. Excellent detailing - see the incised patterns of the carapace, its legs with scaly pattern leathery skin and horn inlaid eyes. Large deep differently sized himotoshi typical for the period, wonderful warm patina, very pleasant to the touch. Signed SHOYU on the left side of his lower back - this rare early carver is listed on p. 982 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 2 inches.