As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this superb late 18th c manju netsuke, this particular example is finely carved with the most intricate pierced detail depicting one of the sixteen Ahrats ( a group of legendary figures in Buddhism ), the character appears to be accompanied by a shi – shi or lion dog, to the rear of the netsuke is a further Ahrat balancing what appears to be a tied parcel above his head, this late 18th / early 19th century Edo period netsuke has mellowed to a most wonderful honey colour and would be a fantastic addition to any netsuke collection.
Private U.K collection and since supplied by ourselves to a Japanese works of art collector.
Now re available as part of an entire collection purchased from the executors of that estate .
Good colour and condition.
Approximate Sizes :
Height: 0.7″ 1.75 cm
Diameter: 1.9″ 4.9 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item, buyers outside the EU are fully responsible for the costs of any export licences that may be required.