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19c netsuke GEISHA with biwa by MITSUYUKI

19c netsuke GEISHA with biwa by MITSUYUKI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910: Item # 1458949
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Late Meiji period (1890s to 1912) netsuke of a seated geisha holding in front of her a biwa (Japanese lute) wrapped in cloth, probably about to entertain a client. Did not photograph well. Wonderful quality carving, excellent face with a charming smile, warm patina, beautifully incised textile patterns on the biwa wrapping. Amber inlay in her hair ornaments. Very nice patina, extremely pleasant to handle. Signed MITSUYUKI on the bottom - for information on Yamaji Mitsuyuki see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 791. Height 1 3/8 inches.