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19c netsuke DOG by ANRAKU ex Bluth collection

19c netsuke DOG by ANRAKU ex Bluth collection


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1406325
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19th century netsuke of a dog seated on a base, one of its front paws raised, and the bottom of the base carved as a stylized seal with 4 characters. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of its face, limbs and bumpy spine, perfectly executed keyfret design around the base, beautiful staining typical for the artist, wonderful wear and patina. Signed ANRAKU on top of the base (difficult to photograph, hence 2 views of the signature on Enlargement 1) - this brilliant and distinct artist is discussed on p. 295 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Extraordinary sculpture, comes from the Bluth Collection, all that a great netsuke shall be. Height 1 3/8 inches.