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Lot 287 - NE0423

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Lot details

Japan, late 19th century

A manju-style netsuke exhibiting various different lacquer techniques in perfect harmony with each other. The front is decorated with a leafy flower issuing a bud and bloom, both inlaid in coral, the leaves executed in green takamaki-e with red hiramaki-e veins, all against a stunning green-gold nashiji ground. The sides and underside are executed in the remarkable seido-nuri (imitating black patinated bronze) technique, which was frequently used by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891). One central himotoshi underneath and two large oval apertures through the mid-section.

LENGTH 3.6 cm

Condition: Excellent condition with only very minor wear.
Provenance: Ex-collection Shep Brozman, New York.


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