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Fine Netsuke from a French Private Collection

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A wood netsuke of an oni By Masakazu, Nagoya, 19th century The demon crouching beneath a large straw hat, attempting to hide from beans thrown at ...

A late wood okimono-style netsuke of Raiden and Raitaro Late 19th century The former standing, berating his terrified son, threatening him with a ...

A wood netsuke of Shoki and oni By Tomokazu, Gifu, early/mid-19th century The oni crawling on a basket, trapping Shoki inside, his sword poking ...

An okimono-style wood netsuke of oni no nenbutsu By Kyokumin, mid-late 19th century The demon seated wearing a solemn expression, holding his dru...

A wood netsuke of Raijin By Ittan, Nagoya, mid-19th century The god of thunder seated on a swirling cloud, peering down through a hole, judging wh...

A wood netsuke of Futen with his bag of wind By Kiraku, late 19th century The wind god walking, wearing an intense expression on his face, holding...

A wood netsuke of Raijin By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, late 18th century The god of thunder seated on a swirling cloud, peering down through a h...

A wood netsuke of Ryujin By Tametaka, Nagoya, 18th century The Dragon King with a fierce expression, standing and holding the tama (sacred jewel...

A boxwood netsuke of Kiyohime Late 18th/early 19th century The witch partially manifesting as a dragon, holding a bell mallet, winding her scaly b...

A wood netsuke of Omori Hikoshichi By Miwa, Edo, late 18th/early 19th century The hero crouching on the ground with a defiant expression, drawing ...

A wood netsuke of Kiyohime on the Dojoji bell By Tametaka, Nagoya, late 18th century Fully transformed into a dragon, the witch Kiyohime resting h...

An ebony netsuke of Kiyohime School of Tanaka Minko, Tsu, early 19th century The young woman manifesting as a dragon witch, winding around the bel...

A wood netsuke of a mermaid By Tadatoshi, Nagoya, early 19th century The mermaid lying, turning to her left, curling up as she clutches her tail, ...

A wood netsuke of Okame on a long-nosed tengu mask Late 19th century Okame climbing up the long phallic nose of a tengu (crow demon), wearing an...

A wood netsuke of a sleeping Shojo By Ikkan (1817-1893), Nagoya, 19th century Lying with his head resting on his right hand, his long hair flowing...

A wood netsuke of a fox with a drum (Kitsune Tadanobu) By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, 19th century The fox seated, leaning forward with its body ...

A wood netsuke of Kuzunoha By Masakazu, Nagoya, 19th century The fox seated in a human attitude, protectively holding the infant Abe no Seimei swa...

A wood netsuke of a man with the bunbuku chagama (badger tea-kettle) By Minkoku, Edo, 19th century The man with a bemused expression, holding down...

A wood netsuke of Seiobo with a basket of peaches 18th century The Queen Mother of the West standing, leaning back slightly and looking up, her ro...

A wood netsuke of a nobleman and a dragon By Masakazu, 19th century The nobleman sitting on a rock, clutching a biwa (lute), the dragon encircli...

A compact wood netsuke of Daikoku By Nobuyuki, 19th century Daikoku with a bemused expression, crouching over a captured thief struggling beneath,...

A wood netsuke of Hotei and a karako (Chinese boy) By Masatsugu, early 19th century Hotei standing, smiling broadly, holding a sack containing a s...

A wood netsuke of Fukurokuju By Tsuji, late 18th century Fukurokuju in mid-stride, his face with an amused expression, holding his fan to his left...

A wood netsuke of Hotei By Matsushita Otoman, Hakata, mid-19th century Hotei smiling sweetly, holding the edge of his treasure bag with his hands ...

A wood netsuke of Gama Sennin By Toyokazu, Tanba Province, mid-19th century Gama Sennin seated, crying out, attempting to push away the large wart...

A wood netsuke of Hotei and a karako (Chinese boy) in a walnut 19th century The walnut naturalistically rendered, opening on a hinge to reveal Hot...

A wood netsuke of Gama Sennin By Hokyudo Itsumin, Edo, mid-19th century Gama Sennin seated on a huge toad, his head turned to the left, looking at...

A wood netsuke of Benkei By Mitsushige, early 19th century Benkei wearing the garb of a Yamabushi warrior-priest, sitting in large conch shell, bl...

Three boxwood netsuke 19th century The first a simulated Bizen stoneware model of Hotei holding a fan, partially hollowed out beneath, signed on t...

A wood netsuke of a Dutchman 18th century The slender Dutchman standing, his mouth open, holding a large rooster in his arms, his divided coat car...

A boxwood netsuke of Saigyo Hoshi viewing Mount Fuji By Nagamitsu, late 18th/early 19th century The poet and priest Saigyo Hoshi seated at the foo...

A wood netsuke of a coral fisherman By Soichi, late 19th century The fisherman standing, arms crossed over his chest, his curly hair flowing down ...

A wood netsuke of a coral fisherman By Miwa, Edo, late 18th century The fisherman standing, wearing a short wrap-around skirt tied at the waist, m...

A wood netsuke of Kawazu Sukeyasu and Matano Kagehisa By Masakazu, Gifu, late 19th century The two famous sumo wrestlers locked in combat, Sukeyas...

A lacquered wood netsuke of a Noh actor By Issai, late 19th century Assuming the role of Kiyohime in the play Dojoji , the actor standing, leanin...

A wood netsuke of a man applying moxa Attributed to Miwa, late 18th/early 19th century The man seated, his face contorting in pain as he applies a...

A wood netsuke of a family of rats By Tametaka, Nagoya, circa 1770-1780 The large parent crawling over and around its six young, all resting upon ...

A wood netsuke of a coiled rat By Nobuyoshi, mid-late 19th century The small rat curled up in a ball, cleaning itself, its feet resting on its ear...

A wood netsuke of three rats By Kazutomo, Gifu, 19th century Two of the rats curling around the other, the third crawling on top of its two compan...

A kurogaki (black persimmon) wood netsuke of a coiled rat By Masanao, Ise, 19th century The rat curled in a typical attitude, one paw scratching i...

A stag-antler sashi netsuke of a rat on a lotus root By Hoshunsai Masayuki, Asakusa, Edo, late 19th century The rat sitting atop a long lotus root...

A wood netsuke of a rat By Masakazu, 19th century The small rat of spherical form, its stubby limbs, facial features and tail delicately rendered,...

A wood netsuke of a rat on peanuts Mid-19th century The rodent sitting upon two peanuts and scratching its ear with its left hind leg, the wood da...

A wood netsuke of a rat with its head turned back By Ikkan (1817-1893), Nagoya, mid-19th century The rat turning to its right, its right forelimb ...

An ebony netsuke of a recumbent ox and young By Tanaka Minko (1735-1816), Tsu, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century The parent twisting its ...

A wood netsuke of a recumbent ox By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, late 18th century The ox lying, its legs drawn in, forming a compact composition,...

A wood netsuke of a seated tiger By Hakuryu II, Kyoto, 19th century Seated with its head turned to the right, its tail passing forward over the ba...

A wood netsuke of a tiger and cub By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century Both seated, the parent affectionately licking its ...

A wood netsuke of a tiger By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, early 19th century The tiger seated, turning its head to lick its left hind foot, its lo...

A wood netsuke of a seated tiger By Hakuryu II, 19th century The tiger seated, its head turned to the right snarling, its long tail passing forwar...

A wood netsuke of a tiger and young By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, late 18th/early 19th century The parent prowling on a large rock, one cub rest...

A wood netsuke of a tiger By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, late 18th century The tiger seated, facing forward, its tail passing forward onto its ba...

A wood netsuke of a tiger By Minsai, Tsu, Ise Province, early 19th century The tiger seated, snarling as it turns its head to the left, its tail p...

A boxwood netsuke of a tiger and cub By Masayoshi, 19th century The parent resting on a rocky outcrop, turning to its left, facing its cub, the cu...

A wood netsuke of a tiger and dragon By Masatsugu, late 19th century The tiger seated on the dragon's twisting body, its head resting on the tiger...

A boxwood netsuke of a tiger By Masataka, early 19th century The tiger seated, its head lowered to the left, licking its raised forepaw, its long ...

A wood netsuke of a long-eared rabbit Attributed to Ranko, 19th century The small rabbit with its legs drawn in, forming a compact position, one e...

A wood netsuke of rabbits on a rock Early 19th century The rabbits piling on top of one another on a rocky outcrop, the waves of Lake Biwa swirlin...

A wood netsuke of two rabbits By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, 19th century One rabbit seated, bending forward nibbling at morsels on the ground, t...

A boxwood manju netsuke of two dragons 19th century The netsuke of oval form, carved and pierced in Ryusa style depicting two dragons in dispute a...

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