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These four meiji period netsukes are carved from wood: 1) Turtle measuring L. 2" by W. 1-1/2" by H. 1" 2) Lady with basket measuring H. 3" by W. 1" 3) Gargoyle (or guardian lion) measuring L. 1-1/2" by W. 1" by H. 1-1/2" 4) Polychromed figure measuring H. 1-3/8" by W. 1-5/16" by D. 1"
All are in good condition consistent with age.
These netsukes come from an estate belonging to a local resident whose deceased family member collected Japanese antiques while stationed in Japan for the U.S. government during the 1920s.
From Wikipedia: “The Meiji period, also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from October 23, 1868 through July 30, 1912. This period represents the first half of the Empire of Japan during which Japanese society moved from being an isolated feudal society to its modern form.”
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Four Meiji Period Wood Carved Netsukes: Turtle, Foo Dog, Lady, Polychrome Figure
$185 USD SOLD
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