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Netsuke magic horse in gourd by YUKIMASA

Netsuke magic horse in gourd by YUKIMASA


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980: Item # 1405568
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Netsuke of a Chokwaro sennin horse appearing out of a gourd. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Clever design, excellent carving with great detailing - see its face, mane and front legs with delicately carved hooves. Beautiful flawless material, excellent quality etching with black ink, wonderful patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom: looking at the carving style, inking and finish the netsuke is definitely carved by Yukimasa - for a good discussion of the artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Length 1 11/16 inches.