An obi hasami stag-antler netsuke By Chikusai, Edo period (19th century)

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Lot 3139
An obi hasami stag-antler netsuke
By Chikusai, Edo period (19th century)

Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

15 Sep 2015, 13:00 EDT

New York

An obi hasami stag-antler netsuke
By Chikusai, Edo period (19th century)
Carved in the form of an elongated nasubi (eggplant), the calyx with stylized lobed sepals, the himotoshi pierced in the hook section of the netsuke in a manner suggesting the eyes of a comically faced kappa; signed in seal form within a reserve Chikusai
4 3/8in (11.1cm) high

Footnotes

  • Meinertzhagen records this artist as the maker of a bamboo brush jar and notes that "He is mentioned in Murray's Handbook to Japan, 1884, among the bamboo workers in Tokyo known as 'take-zaiku'- Kiyu Chikusai of Minami Motomachi, Asakusa" (p. 26).

    Published:
    Scholten Japanese Art, Expressions of Style: Netsuke as Art, New York, 2001, pl. 192
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An obi hasami stag-antler netsuke By Chikusai, Edo period (19th century)
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