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Japanese katabori, toolmaker, by Mitsutami

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An image of Netsuke: katabori. Toolmaker. Unknown maker, Japan. Mitsutami, Edo Period (1603-1868), Japan. Seated figure of a toolmaker with a smiley, wrinkled face, sharpening the teeth of a saw which he steadies with one foot. Himotoshi on the underside of his leg alongside the mark. Boxwood, carved and stained, height, whole, 2.4 cm, width, whole, 3.7 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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Netsuke: katabori. Toolmaker. Unknown maker, Japan. Mitsutami, Edo Period (1603-1868), Japan. Seated figure of a toolmaker with a smiley, wrinkled face, sharpening the teeth of a saw which he steadies with one foot. Himotoshi on the underside of his leg alongside the mark. Boxwood, carved and stained, height, whole, 2.4 cm, width, whole, 3.7 cm, circa 1800-1868. Edo Period (1615-1868).

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  • Accession Number: O.63-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Image Library; Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Image height: 822 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 85.58kB
  • Exposure time: 1/30
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:01 03:41:04

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19th Century bald bald headed boxwood carved Edo Period Fitz_AA himotoshi Japanese katabori male Mitsutami netsuke saw seated sitting smile smiling stained toolmaker tools wood wooden

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