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A WOOD SASHI NETSUKE
A WOOD SASHI NETSUKE

A SEAL, EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A WOOD SASHI NETSUKE
A Seal, Edo Period (19th Century)
Formed as a dried fish [himono] opening its mouth, inlaid black eyes, chip
5.7/8in.(15cm.) long

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Himono often occur, as subjects for netsuke or kozuka, and sometimes tsuba. They were given as presents to prospective travellers, having the rebus meaning "well preserved", ie the traveller's health.
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