Carved wooden lacquered Netsuke in Negoro style - red (or golden brown) lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood start showing.
Nice captured facial expression, beautifully worn, really nice feel of age to the piece.
Mid 19the century, Edo period.
The netsuke is 35 mm high, 31 mm wide and has a thickness of 22 mm. It weighs 11 grams.
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