Magnificent Antique Japanese Hand Carved Boxwood Rat Signed Netsuke
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Magnificent Antique Japanese Hand Carved Boxwood Rat Signed Netsuke:
Here for yourconsideration is a magnificent and rare, gorgeous miniature, antique, extremely well carved, boxwood netsuke of a mother rat protecting here baby that was made from solid boxwood, with black glass eyes, cord holes, and a signature of the talented artisan who created it .. on the base.
Please take time tolook at all 12 photos to fully appreciate the quality ofworkmanship in this delightful Japanese boxwood Netsuke.
This fabulous, antique Netsuke is in superb condition with no nicks, scratches, chips or splits. Youcan even see the base of the rats feet and the ripples inside the ears that's how much detail has been achieved in carving this exquisite boxwood Netsuke.
Just pure quality workmanship by undoubtedly one the most famousJapanesewood carving establishments.
Like all art objects of great worth, netsuke distill the essence of a specific time and place. Worn as part of a traditional Japanese man’s ensemble from the 17th-century onwards, the netsuke’s purpose was hyper-specific, and its functional simplicity lent artists unlimited freedom to constantly redefine what it could be.
Formally, netsuke have few requirements: they must be small, they must have holes through which to pass a single cord, and they must have no protuberances that could damage one’s kimono. Everything else is left to the carver’s imagination. As such netsuke differ in style, subject and material as widely as the personalities of their makers, and they are consequently supremely collectable.
Dimensionsas follows ...
Height: 2 inches or 5 cm
Depth: 1.5 inches or 3.7 cm
Width: 1.25 inches or 3.2 cm
Weight: 0.8 oz or 23.5 grams
These stunning, Japanese antique, boxwood, signed Netsuke's have become so very desirable/ collectable andare really appreciating in value.Avery highly collectable/sought-after Japanese Netsuke that would make a superb gift.
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