Shishi, Chinese Lion, Netsuke, Wood Carving, 19th Century

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Shishi
Carver: Unsigned
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: (H) 3.7 x (W) 1.8 x (D) 3.7 cm
This netsuke made entirely out of wood shows a shishi (Chinese lion). The ears are laid back against the body, the brow is deeply furrowed above the glaring eyes, flared nostrils and bared teeth, his mouth holding a small loose ball. The shishi is crouching over a larger ball, claws gripping the surface. Although unsigned, this netsuke demonstrates a good level of artistry. The cord holes are at the bottom of the shishi’s right leg.
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All orders are processed within 1-2 working days and are be shipped Monday-Friday. Our woodblock prints are protected by 2 acid-free plastic sleeves, 3 sturdy boards and a padded water-proof envelope.None of the items listed for sale are mounted or framed. 3D objects are packaged using foam, bubble-wrap or pellets for padding and will be delivered in an appropriate box by a courier. ALL orders are singed-for upon delivery and can be tracked online.