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19c netsuke GROUP of SEALS

19c netsuke GROUP of SEALS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1390734
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century netsuke carved as a group of four seals - two of simpler shapes, one in a shape of a natural lotus flower stem (the stem serving as himotoshi), and one with shishi finial. Elegant design in Japanese taste, bottoms are carved with raised and sunken characters in seal script and stained to resemble real seals - one of them could be a signature of the carver. Possibly made for a silk merchant - the seals resemble actual chops used for stamping silks. Great compact netsuke carved with assuredness, pleasant patina turning light honey color on the back, beautifully carved and stained seal bases. Length 1 3/8 inches.