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Posted 3 years ago

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elizabeths…
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Perfect and flawless netsuke. It is signed on the bottom as well~

I believe this is Chinese~
Fukurokuju
China
Taoist Hermit Sage
God of Wisdom, Longevity, Verility, Fertility

Huge elongated head; long white beard, cane with sutra scroll, drinking gourd, crane, deer, stag, tortoise (symbol of longevity); scroll said to contain all the wisdom in the world; said to inhabit same body as Jurojin

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  1. August August, 3 years ago
    Stunning piece you've got here. I don't know anything about it historically, but aesthetically, it's got the wow factor.
  2. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
    lovely netsuke you do not often see them like that thanx for sharing with us

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