Antique Japanese Carved Netsuke
Signature: Mitsutomo, circa: early 1900s'
1.5 in.(4cm), W 1.25 in.(3cm), D 1.25 in.(3cm)
excellent 20th Century netsuke in a lively composition contained in a delicate
yet compact form, depicting a Meiji drummer in animated performance stance straddling
his drum and beating on it with his right hand which is raised and attached to
the head to provide stability. The garments, layered over billowing pants, are
complete with ceremonial headgear and colored embroideries of bamboo, cloud and
chrysanthemum motifs. The drummer’s head is thrust forward, the long face finely
carved and individualized, with a space between the front teeth, a high hand polish
gracing the surface.
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