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Chokaro Sennin Antler Netsuke

Antique Japanese Stag Antler Netsuke
Chokaro Sennin
Chinese Taoist Immortal

Netsuke Signature: Unsigned, 19th Century

H 2.75in.(7cm.), W 1.25in.(3cm.), D 1in.(2.5cm.)
Condition: very good !

This amazingly expressive antler carving is a fine specimen of an 18th century netsuke. Held in the sennin's right hand, the twisted cane resembling a flowing sash is a popular design of the time. The large gourd on his back helps to identify this figure as Chokaro (Chinese Chang Kuo-lao), one of the eight Chinese Taoist Immortals who was believed to be the relative of the Emperor, typically portrayed in imperial court robes; whereas this hoary figure emerges from the stag antler posting a startling contrast to the Chinese version. Nevertheless, its jagged appearance adds great charm and realism to this netsuke. In addition, its spiritual power is realized in the medium itself; since the deer was believed to be the only animal capable of rooting out the fungus of immortality, its life-extending essence is thought to be contained in the antler. Therefore the stag antler is an especially appropriate material for a netsuke of an immortal sennin.

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