Two Children Resting, Wood Carving, Netsuke, Calming, Miniature

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Two children resting

Carver: Unsigned
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: (H) 2.9 x (W) 3 x (D) 3.2 cm

Two children are seen resting. The young girl makes a suitable headrest for the boy leaning on her. Their eyes serenely closed, at the base of the piece lies a broom, suggesting that they are taking a break after some hard work tidying. Due to the practical function of netsuke, carvers had to create new compact compositions for their craft. Although this small okimono resembles the shape and size of a netsuke, it does not have a hole in which to place a cord and fasten an ojime bead required to make it functional. It is closer to a miniature wooden sculpture, dating it around the late nineteenth century when the practical use of netsuke declined amidst the rise of Western fashion in Japan.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 3.5 × 2.6 × 4 cm
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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.