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19c netsuke SHISHI with ball by MASANAO

19c netsuke SHISHI with ball by MASANAO


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1402072
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century netsuke of a crouching shishi with its front paw on a pierced ball containing a free rolling ball inside. Excellent rendition of its stocky body, great carving of its face with horn inlaid eyes, superb depiction of hair tufts and tail. Beautiful wear and patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in oval reserve on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Height 1 3/16 inches.