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19c netsuke JUROJIN with DEER by TSUNETAKA ex Heihs Collection

19c netsuke JUROJIN with DEER by TSUNETAKA ex Heihs Collection


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1417850
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19th century kokutan (ebony) netsuke carved as standing Jurojin (one of 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity) holding a scroll in his hand, his back against a shika (spotted deer) - one of his usual companions which is also associated with longevity. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life. Superb quality delicate carving, all limbs and antlers are intact, excellent faces, wonderful depiction of textile and deer coat patterns, rich patina characteristic for ebony. Signed TSUNETAKA in irregular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 545, number 3122). Formerly in Walter Heihs Collection (see Sotheby’s London sale on 06/17/1998, lot 817). Height 1 13/16 inches.