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19c netsuke ONI washing RAKAN by MITSUTOSHI ex Krock Collection

19c netsuke ONI washing RAKAN by MITSUTOSHI ex Krock Collection


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1390689
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Late 19th century netsuke depicting a rakan - one of the original Buddha disciples recognizable by his long earlobes - seated in a large bowl and being washed by an oni with a cloth. Wonderful humorous Buddhist subject, excellent carving of happy faces of both characters, well captured postures, beautifully incised swirling water on the bottom of the bowl. Wonderful patina, dust accumulation in crevices, in perfect condition. Signed MITSUTOSHI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 498, number 1648). Formerly in the collection of Carl Krock. Height 1 1/4 inches.