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Netsuke, Seiobo in peach pit, wood, Japan, 19th century

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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1900: Item # 823770

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Netsuke in the shape of a peach stone. The stone is carved in two halves. One half is holding a small carving of the figure of Seiobo, the fairy queen, sitting on a hinge so that she can move out of her hiding place. Dark stained wood for the pit, Seiobo in a reddish brown wood, the himotoshi fitted with bone rings (both slightly damaged). On an inlaid plaque is the signature of Kagetoshi. Japan, 19th century.
L of shell ca. 1.75 in. (4.6 cm).
Very good condition.