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18c netsuke POET RIHAKU with wine jar & boy

18c netsuke POET RIHAKU with wine jar & boy


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1390691
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Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a Chinese scholar with a boy attendant standing by a huge wine jar. Most probably the scholar is Rihaku (Li Po in Chinese) - a celebrated, probably the most famous poet of China, equally renown for his love of wine. Beautiful carving, wonderful faces and detailing of their clothes, expertly incised different textile patterns. Light staining, excellent patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.