Antique Handmade Japanese Stag Antler netsuke: The Crane Dancer. (Please note the close up photos of the typical specs in the bone material). Exquisite crafted details: the rich kimonos folds and layers, the cranes feathers on the sleeves, the dancers facial expression, even his tiny teeth and perfect feet. A RARE design, unique, and a true one of a kind.
Signed by the artist at the back of the sleeve. No damage, not a single toe missing. See more general information about netsuke art at the bottom of this page.
Condition is Used but remarkable for its old age: no damage, No chips, no broken bits. A joy to the eyes. Any large bright areas in the photos are light reflections. See other rare antique/vintage and highly Collectable netsukes and oriental items I have for sale. Happy customers are return customers.I have a 100% Satisfaction policy. I will resolve any and all issues to my customers benefit. The longer I have an item the higher the discount! I sell mostly one of a kind items so if you see something that is a really good deal you should grab it! Check my feedback and rest assured your item will be handled with the level of care (and respect), a collector would expect. I always obtain a certificate of posting for each item when posted. Both are tracked and insured services. Netsuke is a kind of practical Japanese traditional folk sculpture which has gradually faded out of Japanese daily life. However, for a kind of sculpture, the netsuke exhibits infinite artistic possibilities with its Concentrated shapes, being hailed as the small universe in the palm. As a traditional Japanese art, the netsuke also faces a new era of inheritance and renewal, so that understanding the beauty of netsuke is a necessary prerequisite and foundation of Japanese culture. Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes' sashes (obi).
The containers may have been pouches or small woven baskets, but the most popular were beautifully crafted boxes (inr), which were held shut by ojime, which were sliding beads on cords. Whatever the form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was always a beautifully and intricately hand-crafted, button-like toggle called a netsuke. Netsuke, like the inr and ojime, evolved over time from being strictly utilitarian into objects of great artistic merit and beauty, and to an expression of extraordinary craftsmanship.Such objects have a long history, reflecting the important aspects of Japanese folklore and life. Netsuke production was most popular during the Edo period in Japan, around 16151868.
Today, the art lives on, and some modern works can command high prices in the UK, Europe, the USA, Japan and elsewhere. The item "Antique Handmade Japanese Stag Antler netsuke- Crane Dancer. Meiji Period" is in sale since Saturday, March 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Netsuke".
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