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19c netsuke ONI with Buddhist gong & bowl by TOMOMASA

19c netsuke ONI with Buddhist gong & bowl by TOMOMASA


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1401922
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19th century netsuke of a reclining oni holding a begging bowl in one hand as it leans on a Buddhist gong that rests on a tied sheaf of Buddhist sutras. Uncommon version of a repentant oni, excellent detailed carving, superb quality depiction of his muscles and knobby joints, tiger skin pants, hair and pointy ears. Wonderful and unusual smiling face with horn inlaid eyes. Beautiful wear and patina, excellent sculpture. Signed TOMOMASA on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p.1156. Length 1 11/16 inches.