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Lot 0019
19th century boxwood netsuke of a South Sea Islander wearing a straw skirt held by rope belt, seated on rockery and holding a large ball with an opening that contains a rolling ball inside it. Excellent face with unhappy pensive expression, double inlaid eyes, great carving of straw and rock textures, beautiful staining and patina. Signed MASABUMI on the bottom - for information on the artist see p. 699 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/4 inches.

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  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

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    Antique Japanese Netsuke South Sea Islander by Masabumi

    Estimate $775 - $875Dec 20, 2017