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Netsuke Collection
6 piece set

The netsuke is a miniature sculpture that developed in Japan over several hundred years. The traditional form of Japanese dress had no pockets, so the netsuke was a decorative way of attaching pouches or purses to the kimono sash. The netsuke would prevent the silk cord attached to the pouch from slipping through. Carvers quickly adapted to new materials when ivory became hard to find during the 19th century. The use of the netsuke later transitioned from fashion to prized miniature sculptures. Thus, carvers expanded their materials and incorporated unusual shapes into their work. During the 20th century, the netsuke evolved into an international art form. The amount of detail and development of the plastic arts in Japan earned even greater acclaim. The typical sizes range from about an inch to 2 inches; but with newer items, there is a much greater range of sizes.
$90.00

The Items included in this collection are as follows:

Netsuke - Old Man with a Cane Netsuke - Old Man with a Cane - This Netsuke depicts an old man with a cane holding what looks like a piece of fruit in his other hand. He stands just over 2 inches tall and is probably made of plastic resin. While the carving is nicely detailed, this netsuke is even more charming for the flights of imagination the implied story prompts.


Netsuke - Man Sitting on Bird Netsuke - Man Sitting on Bird - This Netsuke depicts a man sitting on a large bird holding a book in his hands. He measures just over 2 inches tall and is probably made of plastic resin. While the carving is nicely detailed, this netsuke is even more charming for the flights of imagination the implied story prompts.


Netsuke - Short, Rotund Woman Holding Prize Netsuke - Short, Rotund Woman Holding Prize - This netsuke depicts a short, rotund woman protectively holding some prize. She measures just over 1 inch tall and is probably made of plastic resin. While the carving is nicely detailed, this netsuke is even more charming for the flights of imagination the implied story prompts.



Netsuke - Seated Fat Man Laughing Netsuke - Seated Fat Man Laughing - This netsuke is a seated fat man laughing. He measures just over 1 inch tall and is probably made of plastic resin. While the carving is nicely detailed, this netsuke is even more charming for the flights of imagination the implied story prompts.
 


Netsuke - Young Man Carrying Elder on His Back Netsuke - Young Man Carrying Elder on His Back - This netsuke depicts a young man carrying an elder on his back. He measures just over 2 inches tall and is probably made of plastic resin. The detailed carving and painting show great care in manufacturing. While the carving is nicely detailed, this netsuke is even more charming for the flights of imagination the implied story prompts.


Netsuke - Sleeping Fat Man with Dog Netsuke - Sleeping Fat Man with Dog - This netsuke depicts a sleeping fat man and his dog. It seems both are very comfortable. It measures almost 1-1/2 inches tall and is probably made of plastic resin. While the carving is nicely detailed, this netsuke is even more charming for the flights of imagination the implied story prompts.

$90.00
PURCHASE
Netsuke Collection
Set of 6 Pieces








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