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Wooden netsuke of a shishi with tamaSigned Shozan, Nagoya School19th CenturyEbony netsuke; eyes inlaid in dark hornSigned Shozan in a rectangular reserve3.3 cm highThe shishi is represented hunched over a foliate tama while another smaller ball is inside its mouth. The himotoshi are formed by a gap in the tail beneath.Shozan, sometimes referred to as Masayama, is a pupil of Sato Masayoshi, from which other similar versions of this subject are recorded. Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-711 

Wooden netsuke with three toads19th centurySigned in an ivory reserve: Masanao2 x 4 cm Netsuke representing three toads holding each other on al lotus leave. Toad in Japan is often associated with samurai philosophy. In fact, as the samurai, this animal radically change from a state of quiet, almost a trance, to a sudden movement. Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1142  

Gunbai Uchiwa  Ventaglio da battaglia
Gunbai UchiwaWar fan Muromachi to Momoyama period, 16th centuryLacquered wood and bamboo, 46 x 21 cmLenght: 50 cm The various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the batter field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.Early gunbai were rather simple, with sober decoration. This one, as most of those from the Muromachi period, has a rather small flat area and a long bamboo handle in order to be easily used on...

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