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Mataemon – Wood Hero Netsuke

Mataemon – Wood Hero Netsuke

Project Description

Boxwood netsuke of a Chinese man

A Chinese man shelters his head with his right sleeve, the wind making it billow. A sword is strapped to his back, reminiscent of Shoki and his robe is lightly incised with karakusa

Signed with the cipher. Circa 1780

Height: 8.2 cm

Provenance: Couzon collection, Paris.

Compare with two other netsuke attributed to this rareset of artists in S.L. Moss, 100 Years of Beatitude, nos. 36 and 37.

Netsuke MR1923

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