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18c staghorn netsuke SHOKI with ONI & sword 10.1 cm

18c staghorn netsuke SHOKI with ONI & sword 10.1 cm


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1409262
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Late 18th - early 19th century staghorn netsuke of Shoki (Demon Queller) with a sword in one hand, the other one raised to hold his head with a terrified oni crouching on top of it, a sword scabbard on his back. Very strong early carving, wonderful intensely staring expression as he looks up towards his hat. Beautiful mellow patina, large deep himotoshi typical for the period, usual staghorn porous areas in the material. His feet are and old and well done replacement, well balance, stands on its own. Height 4 inches (10.1 cm).