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wood netsuke of Suzuki Shitari - Nobufusa - 19th century
An amusing and wonderfully modeled wood netsuke of Suzuki Shitari, the subject of the famous tale,“The Tongue-Cut Sparrow”. Carved in-the-round with serious expression and eyes inlaid, his compact body is elegantly shaped with finely-textured feathers. Incised signature, Nobufusa. Width, 1.5". 19th century.