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**Originally Listed At $50**

East Asia, Japan, ca. mid to late 20th century CE. A finely-detailed netsuke, carved from an espresso-hued hardwood, depicting an elderly man. He is seated, wearing a drooping hat and long vestment, and holding a small long-tailed mammal in one hand. A pair of similar mammalian creatures sit both beside and in front of him, and his enamored expression displays his affection for these adorable animals. A small signature has been incised into the base. Size: 1.625" H (4.1 cm).

Provenance: private Boulder, Colorado, USA collection; ex-private New Orleans, Louisiana, USA collection

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Overall excellent with some wear to highpoint details and light earthen deposits in recessed areas.

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20th C. Japanese Wooden Netsuke - Man w/ Mammals

Estimate $50 - $75Feb 26, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA