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19c netsuke SHISHI with ball by TOMOKAZU

19c netsuke SHISHI with ball by TOMOKAZU


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1382840
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19th century boxwood netsuke of a Foo lion (shishi) seated on a base with its front paw placed atop a ball. Figures like this are often found standing guard at the entrances to temples and shrines. Strong carving, wonderful face, excellent hairwork. Wonderful staining, beautiful patina. Signed TOMOKAZU on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1153. Wonderful feeling of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Height 1 5/16 inches.