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 Stag antler netsuke representing a Mongol archer 18 Th. century6.6 cm Stag antler netsuke representing the massive figure of a standing Mongolian archer, wearing a full armor under a long-sleeved robe. The archer is shown with his arms stretched along the body while holding a bow in the left hand and an arrow in the right one.  The figure is probably a dattanjin, a stranger inhabitant of Dattan and Orankai, the Chinese area where Mongolian and Tartars used to live. Though it was a so common subject, the similitude with the real looks of dattanjin might be...

A wood netsuke of a raven with a toad20th centuryWooden netsuke, eyes inlaid in dark horn Height: 4.3 cmThis wood netsuke represents a raven with its claws stuck in the back of a toad.Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1058 

Shunichi Yabe (1968 - )
Shunichi Yabe (1968 - )Kofu #3, Wind of LightBizen Stoneware, 201317x67x25 cmWhat is immediately striking about the work of Yabe is his keen and natural sense of line. The artist, in fact, takes great care in first drawing an image of the work, and after hand-building the basic form a blend of Bizen mountain and rice-paddy clays, the work is carved with a knife into the form he had envisioned. After carving, the work is first bisque-fired and then its main-firing is executed in a small wood kiln for 3 days at a temperature reaching 1180 degrees. The resulting futuristic forms of Yabe’s...

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