London, South Kensington
8 November 2007
A wood sashi netsuke of a Sennin, signed Tomochika, 19th Century
he smiles happily as he gazes ahead, standing upright on a leaf, leaning on a long staff, his emaciated body wrapped in a leaf cloak and a loose robe exposing one bare shoulder -- 5in. (12.8cm.)
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Illustrated in Lazarnick, George 'Netsuke and Inro Artists and How to Read Their Signatures', Reed 1976, p 1150.
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