19c saishiki netsuke SHOKI the Demon Queller by NAGAMACHI SHUZAN
Listed Price $650.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of standing Shoki the Demon Queller wearing a long robe, his hands folded within wide sleeves, his face in a severe concentration. Superb severe face, wonderful flow to the lines of his robe done in ittobori (one cut) style, Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors, some of them in low relief layers. The piece is not signed, but is definitely carved by Nagamachi Shuzan with both material (boxwood versus lighter woods) and manner of painting robe patterns pointing to the artist - this very distinct carver is listed on p. 1015 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 2 inches.
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