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Early 19c staghorn netsuke RESTING BUFFALO

Early 19c staghorn netsuke RESTING BUFFALO


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1380631
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Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a recumbent buffalo. Nicely carved, its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, eyes are inlaid with brown horn. Beautiful wear consistent with age, yellowing on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Usual irregularities in the material, porous part of stag antler on the back of the animal is plugged as is usual in staghorn pieces, and the plug is carved as part of the netsuke. Large and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, very nice rendition of animal’s fur. Length 1 15/16 inches.