© Galerie Zacke
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Katalognummer: NE0320-006
A TALL WOOD NETSUKE OF SEIOBO
Unsigned
Japan, 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Published: Östasiatiska Museet (1999) Netsuke, p. 23.
Exhibited: Östasiatiska Museet, Sweden, Stockholm, 16 October 1999 –9 January 2000.

The tall wood netsuke depicting Seiobo, the queen mother of the west, holding a finely carved fruiting peach branch before her. Her coat is inlaid with horn buttons, her sleeves are incised with scrolling patterns, and a large sun hat is carved on her back. Good, worn himotoshi through the side and backside.

HEIGHT 10.3 cm

Condition: Very good condition with expected surface wear.
Provenance: Ex collection Mrs. Gunvor Bjorkman.

According to legend Seiobo lived in a nine-storey palace made from pure jade, surrounded by a garden where her magical peaches grew, which grant immortality to anyone who eats them.

Nachverkauf:  € 1.896

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