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Edo Period Antique Netsuke Gentoku Samurai Escaping On Horse Netsuke Signature: Gyokusho, 18th-19th Century


Netsuke, ca. 1850-1900 (made), Rakueisai (maker), Carved and stained ivory, in the form of the Chinese general Gentoku, riding across a river on a horse. The source of this netsuke is a double-page spread from the Ehon shaho bukuro (Bag of sketching treasures). There are, however, slight differences between the netsuke and the original.

Netsuke of a Horse on a Pedestal with Monkeys Playing About, 19th century. Japanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1910 (10.211.1067)