Japanese Carved Netsuke
Carrying Big Conch
Signature: Gyokusho, Circa: 1900s' H
1.3 in.(3cm), W 1.5 in.(4cm), D 1.2 in.(3cm)
Condition: age crack, o.a. good!
Sold To Private Collection
Samurai mythical attendants to the patron warrior and mythic hero Benkei carry
an oversized conch tightly bound by ropes that also secures a sharpened sword,
that sits gently over the lips of the shell. The detail here is beautifully rendered;
delicate flowers and pattern are inscribed onto the happi coats of the samurai.
The conch is sumptuous and ridged. Their countenances communicating a peaceful
stoicism. The bottom of the netsuke is arched with graceful green bamboo and a
signature in an inscribed oval reserve. Gyokusho is a famous carver recorded in
"Contemporary Netsuke" by Miriam Kinsey.
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