A Japanese carved hinoki (cypress) netsuke middle Meiji period.
Image of a seated figure, Okame wearing richly patterned robe and smiling widely. The netsuke is 34 mm high, 33 mm wide and has a thickness of 33 mm.
The Netsuke weighs 7 grams.
The netsuke is skillfully carved out of hinoki (cypress wood) typical for the Hida school. Perfectly captured facial expressions, beautifully painted, wonderful wear to paint,
It is signed at the back Chikuju 竹壽 (see picture for mosha, from The Netsuke Handbook of Ueda Reikichi page 218).
This netsuke has a density of 0.51 what is identical to the density of cypres wood.
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