Seimin kurumi nut carving

Circa 1850

Seimin Kurumi netsuke - Rosemary Bandini

A kurumi nut carving depicting Tō Fujin, one of the Paragons of filial piety nursing her aged mother in law. Apperingas a goddess, Tō Fujin’s hair is adorned with a chrysanthemum shaped ornament in malachite with smaller blloms in mixed metal. A small mask of Okame and the himotoshi rings are in ivory.

Seimin Kurumi netsuke - Rosemary Bandini
Seimin Kurumi netsuke - Rosemary Bandini
Seimin Kurumi netsuke - Rosemary Bandini

Signed on an inlaid mother-of-pearl plaque: Seimin

Height: 3.6cm

Provenance:
Konsul Otto Taussig collection

Similar example:
Lazarnick, George, MC!, New York 1986, p. 711

Seimin signature