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19c netsuke DOG with collar by RANTEI

19c netsuke DOG with collar by RANTEI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1394964
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century netsuke of a crouching puppy with its head turned to the right and wearing an unusually wide and rich cloth collar. Superbly carved, great face, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, wonderful patina consistent with age. Signed RANTEI in oval reserve on the bottom for Hogen (an honorary title conferred for excellence in painting and sculpture) Rantei. Superb carver - for discussion see p. 865 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 1/4 inches.