JAPAN 1910 MEIJI PERIOD BOAR NETSUKE CARVED FROM BAMBOO WOOD
BEAUTIFUL WILD BOAR NETSUKE FROM JAPAN.
CREATED DURING THE MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912), AROUND THE 1910. A DETAILED SEATED WILD BOAR CARVED FROM BAMBOO WOOD. MADE WITH EXTREME DETAILS WITH ALL THE SURFACE IS FINISHED WITH AN INTRICATE PATTERN SIMULATING HAIR. IS SUITED AT THE BASE WITH THE CHARACTERISTIC HOLES TO BE ATTACHED TO THE OJIME BALL AND THE INRO BOX.
THE WILD BOAR, 亥, GAI, IS THE ZODIAC SIGN OF THE 2019 AND THE TWELFTH SYMBOL OF THE JAPANESE ZODIAC. THE LEGEND HAS IT THAT THE BOAR OUTPACED THE OX IN THE RACE OF GOD, BUT IT RAN HEADLONG AND SHOT PAST GOD, WHICH WAS WHY IT ENDED ON IN THE TWELFTH PLACE. THE SIGN REPRESENT COURAGE AND ADVENTURE.
THIS PIECE HAVE A MEASURES OF 50 mm BY 20 mm AND HAVE A WEIGHT OF 12.4 Grams.
Meiji period, is an era of Japanese history that extended from October 23, 1868 to July 30, 1912.The Meiji era was the first half of the Empire of Japan, when the Japanese people moved from being an isolated feudal society at risk of colonization by Western powers to the new paradigm of a modern, industrialized nation state and emergent great power, influenced by Western scientific, technological, philosophical, political, legal, and aesthetic ideas. As a result of such wholesale adoption of radically different ideas, the changes to Japan were profound, and affected its social structure, internal politics, economy, military, and foreign relations. The period corresponded to the reign of Emperor Meiji. It was preceded by the Keiō era and was succeeded by the Taishō era, upon the accession of Emperor Taishō.
A VERY RARE PIECE IN IMPECCABLE CONDITION WITH PERFECT OLD ANTIQUE PATINA.
INVENTORY REF: P0000XENY/.1111