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18c netsuke SHISHI with ball ex Toledo Museum

18c netsuke SHISHI with ball ex Toledo Museum


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1409263
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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18th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece with beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws, eyes are inlaid with brown horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, large and deep himotoshi typical for the period. Wonderful sculpture, great netsuke. Formerly in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art, old collection number in red ink on the bottom. Diameter 1 3/8 inches.