Netsuke Nude Woman sitting over Dog Signed IN 1850 by Gyokuzan Japanese Edo era I JUST HAD TO REDUCE as dr hospital med bills mounting up SO PLEASE HELP ME OUT GRET THIS MONEY OFF MY BACK AND i'll send you a gift as well thanks Keep your eye down and buy before it is gone this AS I JUST LOWERED OVER 50% TO MAKE FAST SALE GREAT ART GREAT PRICE; It is from a large corporate bankrupt corporation of over 400 items from the 1700 hundreds to the late 1930's. largest image about 2.3 by 2.1 by 1.3 inches on the size of the real wood sculpture, Folk Art Master from Japan signed on the bottom.This dates from the 1930's some signed this one is signed on the bottom and information on the back. 1 only a rare treat art a price that can not be beat. Give to Dad or Ma or keep perfect for anyone who loves small wood carvings from the far East.My company was able to make a great buy and now passes it on to you. So don't delay commit today.
Condition:Good natural age and pitina MATERIAL: Boxwood Carved and Signed Name:Gyokuzan (Refer to last photo) Period:Around 1850 Size:H4.3cm, W3.2cm, D3.0cm PLEASE NOTE; This netsuke means that a wife is stronger than her husband. The dog represents a husband. In the proverb of Japan, "taking a person under ass," means "have a power than person."
What's a netsuke: Netsuke is a miniature sculptures that invented in 17th century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters ne+tsuke mean "root" and "to attach"). Traditional Japanese garment—robes called kosode and kimono—had no pockets, however men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals, or medicines. Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes' sash (obi). The containers may be a pouch or a small woven basket, but the most popular were beautifully crafted boxes (inro), which were held shut by an ojime, which were sliding beads on cords. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Netsuke, like the inro and ojime, evolved over time from being strictly utilitarian into objects of great artistic merit and an expression of extraordinary craftsmanship. Such objects have a long history reflecting the important aspects of Japanese folklore and life. Netsuke production was most popular during the Edo period in Japan, around 1615-1868. Today, the art lives on and some modern works can command high prices in the UK, Europe, the USA, Japan and elsewhere. What's boxwood: very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box; used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocksLike a FROG PLAYING A FLUTE CUTE. Photo below showing man wearing Inro with netsuke WILL BE SHIPPED UPS MIN INSURANCE $100.00 INCLUDED YOU CAN BUY MORE FOR $1.25 PER $100.00 UP TO YOU, HARD TOR EPLACE. REASONABLE OFFERS CAN BE MADE.
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