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19c netsuke 12 ZODIAC ANIMALS by RANSAI

19c netsuke 12 ZODIAC ANIMALS by RANSAI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1391880
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19th century netsuke carved as a group of 12 animals of the Oriental zodiac: dragon, horse, tiger, rat, rooster, dog, monkey, snake, goat, pig, buffalo and rabbit. Clever design, excellent carving to the last detail, deep undercutting, beautiful wear and patina. Eye of the rabbit is inlaid with salmon pink coral, all the rest are inlaid with dark horn. Very beautiful wear, honey colored patina. Signed RANSAI on the bottom - this rare artist working in Asakusa style is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 508, number 1977). Length 1 9/16 inches.