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Netsuke Munich Germany

Welcome to Netsuke-Gemini, the Internet shop for NETSUKE.
We try with all our knowledge and competence to supply you with a good quality of pictures together with a circumstantial description of signatures, schools, periods, measures and condition. Would you like more information or further pictures, please, tell us your wishes by e-mail or phone.
Besides our new Internet shop we run a real Gallery for Japanese Art in the centre of Munich, Germany, where we deal in Japanese Art for nearly 30 years and have since then amongst collectors and dealers worldwide an excellent reputation, which is earned by a pretention to high quality and competence. We are member of the International Artdealer Association CINOA and "Deutscher Kunsthandelsverband". Apart from NETSUKE, which is our main branch, we also have UKIYO-E - TSUBA - SCROLLS - SATSUMA - FURNITURE and other Japanese antiques to offer. You will find in our gallery´s online catalogue www.gemini-galerie.de selected pieces from our stock. There we inform you also about our fairs and events and do taxations of your Japanese art objects!

Little Introduction to NETSUKE:
Because the traditional Japanese dress, the KIMONO, had no pockets, Japanese people used about from the 17th c. on small, of various material carved items, called NETSUKE, to keep all the objects (SAGEMONO), which they wanted to carry with them, tight to the OBI, the typical belt of the KIMONO. For this reason the Netsuke has to holes (himotoshi) for the cord which fixes Netsuke and Sagemono together. When Japan was opened to the western civilization around mid 19th c., people began to dress more and more in the western style and the Netsuke was of no use anymore. But Netsuke were still carved by artists (Netsukeshi) through the Meijiperiod, then more detailed and idiosyncratic as they were now sought-after collectables.
At this time already Americans and Europeans got acquaintance with those miniature artworks and started to collect them.
Many famous collections were founded worldwide in the second half of the 19th c.
Each Netsuke is unique and therefore a rare masterpiece of art.


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Top offers

Hotei, God of good Fortune
Hotei, God of good Fortune
1.280,00 €

including 7% VAT., no shipping costs to DE, else plus shipping
Shunga, Young Girl
Shunga, Young Girl
1.780,00 €

including 7% VAT., no shipping costs to DE, else plus shipping