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Late 19th century boxwood netsuke of a catfish doing a bit of an acrobatic exercise. Catfish (Namazu) is believed to cause earthquakes, so this one looks to me at about 6.9 on Richter scale. Excellent quality carving, great face with finely carved numerous teeth, wonderful attention to details such as fin and tail textures, beautiful patina. Signed SHUNZAN on the belly - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 529, number 2618). Height 1 3/4 inches.

Reserve: $325.00

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    19c netsuke NAMAZU earthquake fish by SHUNZAN

    Estimate $400 - $500Jun 03, 2020
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Jack Nelis
    Asian Antiques Specialist
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