Netsuke (1) - Wood - High quality very nicely carved Moku-gyo bell - Japan - Late Edo/Meiji period

Description
Netsuke (1) - Wood - High quality very nicely carved Moku-gyo bell - Japan - Late Edo/Meiji period
Very good condition, see description - 4.6×3.3×2.4 cm

Description

A moku-gyo is a buddhist wooden bell, which is hit with a drumstick by who prays in an attempt to drive Buddha's attention.

Moku-gyo means litterally wood-fish, as the bell has always been made as a fish coiled on itself or by elements of a fish (two opposite heads). Why a fish ? because a fish is an animal that never sleeps and stays awake day and night ; likewise the buddhist, when hearing the sound of the moku-gyo, is reminded that as to receive all the benefits from the religion, he must always be with an alert spirit and a good body energy, like the fish.

As the fish is destined to become a dragon in his future life, he who folllows buddhist gospel assiduously and with perseverance will become a wise man in his next existence.

On this specific netsuke, the fish is already transformed into a dragon (see the head), coiled on itself. The wood is very nicely carved, with nice details on the head, and precise definition of the scales.

Datation

19th century

Weigth

6.2 gr



Condition

Very good condition with minor wears

Please check pictures for global condition

Provenance

From belgium succession

Bibliography

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Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Netsuke
Material
Wood
Period
Late Edo/Meiji period
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
High quality very nicely carved Moku-gyo bell
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
4.6×3.3×2.4 cm
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