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18c Kyoto school netsuke SHISHI with ball

18c Kyoto school netsuke SHISHI with ball


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1387455
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Late 18th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws, eyes are inlaid with black horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, deep himotoshi going through the back down to the bottom, beautiful wear and patina consistent with age. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section. Wonderful sculpture, great netsuke. Height 1 7/16 inches.