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A lacquered wood netsuke of Fujihime

Unsigned, late 19th century
Height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm.)

A wood netsuke decorated in mat black lacquer with details in red and gold, depicting Fujihime wearing a broad hat and a kimono embroidered with scrolling waves, holding in her hand a leafy branch of Wisteria.

Fujihime is a Goddess known as Princess Fuji and daughter of the Mountain God. She lives on the peak of Mount Fuji. In Japanese art, she is usually depicted wearing a broad hat and carrying and branch of wisteria ("fuji" in Japanese).

Provenance: H. Laudenbach, Munich, 1979

Condition: Very good, with light wear and rubbing to the lacquer.

Ref. 1136940


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A lacquered wood netsuke of Fujihime