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307 A STAG ANTLER NETSUKE OF SHOKI Unsigned, stag antler netsuke Japan, Kyoto, late 18th century, Edo period (1615-1868) The demon hunter is depicted wearing a straw hat, with a finely carved flowing beard and holding his downward pointed ken-sword, with a determined and grim facial expression. The use of material is masterful with the natural ‘flaws’ hidden very well and the material almost appearing like ivory. Himotoshi in the back above and under the obi and next to the sword sheath. Note: There appears to have been a carver of the late 18th century with a prolific output of similar stag antler shoki netsuke. Examples are found in the stock of noted dealers Max Rutherston and Giuseppe Piva. HEIGHT 7.6 cm Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman. Condition: The two feet have been fixed with metal screws – otherwise excellent condition. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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