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Boxwood Fisherman with large fish Netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1033862 (stock# fisherman)

Boxwood Fisherman with large fish Netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$88.00 

I was able to handpick from hundeds of Chinese reproductions of Japanese Netsukes when they first entered the export market. I paid more and picked the best quality. You see cheaper netsuke reproductions online today, but they are nowhere near the quality of the ones I sell. Mine are more expensive but you get a real work of art. This carving is a reproduction of a traditional Japanese antique netsuke. It is the correct shape and size. Details on this boxwood carving are outstanding. It has a bo ...click for details


Beatuiful Fruitwood handcarved miniature Horse

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Pre 2000   item# 1033860 (stock# horse)

Beatuiful Fruitwood handcarved miniature Horse
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$78.00 

Only a highly skilled carver can handcarve a horse from a solid block of very hard fruitwood. The photos show the outstanding carving in this miniature, 2" wide, 2" high carving. It was handpicked from hundreds of Carvings done in China over a decade ago. Skilled carvers are vanishing as young people will not work for low pay in China today. This carving is a good investment as they are no longer being produced. Inset glass eyes and signed by carver.


Mice steal grain bag, boxwood netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1032898 (stock# msg)

Mice steal grain bag, boxwood netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

Very cute, very well carved by hand. A Chinese reproduction of an antique Japanese netsuke, at a much lower cost. You see two mice stealing a big bag of grain. This netsuke is 2 1/2" long and has a bone inset with carvers name on the bottom. A nice older piece, better carving than new ones now online that are cheaper, but you do not get the quality that I sell.


Foo Dog on a ball Fruitwood netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1032897 (stock# lob)

Foo Dog on a ball Fruitwood netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$54.00 

I was able to handpick the best quality from a large selection of Chinese reproductions of Japanese netsukes. The cheaper newer offerings online today are not the quality that I have and sell. Here is a foo dog on a ball. Chinese loved lions, but had none centuries ago, so they bred dogs to look like lions, hence the lion dog-foo dog. This charmer is 1 3/4" tall, a copy of a Japanese antique. Same look, much less in cost. Inset eyes, signed on bottom.


Two mice in a pumpkin rosewood netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1032894 (stock# minp)

Two mice in a pumpkin rosewood netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$58.00 

The Chinese started handcarving reproductions of expensive antique Japanese netsukes a few decades ago. I was able to hand pick from these early carvings the best. This beautiful netsuke is rose wood, it is quite dark so I lightened my images to show details. It is almost black in color and a very hard wood that is very difficult to carve with the wonderful details seen with this one. It has a bone inset with artist signature. It is 1 1/2" tall and well rounded as where the originals so the ...click for details


Two turtles, handcarved hardwood netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1032892 (stock# ttn)

Two turtles, handcarved hardwood netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$61.00 

A number of years ago, when the Chinese first started hand carving reproductions of Japanese netsukes, I was able to hand pick the best of hundreds. The two turtles netske you see here is top quality carving with outstanding details. There are cheap ones now carved and offered online, but not this quality. This intricate netsuke is 1 3/8" tall and 1 7/8" long, the perfect size seen in the original Japanese carvings that are much more expensive, and do not look different than these fine ...click for details


Mouse catches turtle, fruitwood netsuke.

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1020990

Mouse catches turtle, fruitwood netsuke.
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$56.00 

Clever and intricate. This is a Chinese handcarved copy of an antique Japanese netsuke. You see the mouse grasping the turtles leg, who does show concern. This piece is 1 1/4" tall, 2 5/8" long. I hand pick from hundreds of pieces, I pay more for the best quality. You may find these Chinese copy netsukes for less from some internet sites, but you get a much better quality of carving with the netsukes I select and sell.


Daruma Dark hardwood Netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1020987 (stock# db)

Daruma Dark hardwood Netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$58.00 

A superior piece, carved in China, using an antique Japanese netsuke as a model. This piece is dark hardwood, He is about 1 3/4" tall. Decorated also on back. He sits in a metal cup stand that is included with piece but he will not stand alone as these pieces were meant to rock. He is the personification of Buddha, who meditated so long he lost his legs. He is the father of ZEN. You may see similar designs from low cost dealers but you get what you pay for, I hand pick the best, from the be ...click for details


Harmony Kingdom At Arms Length RARE

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Specialty: Pre 2000   item# 1011698 (stock# aal)

Harmony Kingdom At Arms Length  RARE
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$370.00 

One of the first and best Harmony Kingdom boxes. Released in 9/1/93, edition of 2029. 1.65" tall. The first H-Ks were not marked on bottom or inside. This one does have the trade mark Peter Calvesbert mouse. I also have the original England Box. A wonderful piece one of the most collectible of this company.


Vintage Chinese Monk Mudman figure

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Pre 1950   item# 1002587 (stock# vmm)

Vintage Chinese Monk Mudman figure
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$28.00 

This dark high fire clay miniature was probably made in the Shiwan Kilns. Sometimes these are called mud men, but this one is more refined and a denser brown clay. It is about 2 1/8" tall. Very fine details on face and hands with all fingers intact. It came from a warehouse in China that had a stock ranging from about 30 years to over a century old. I would put this piece at least 40 years old. It has a makers impression in the back of the rock he sits on. Probably made for a Chinese dish g ...click for details

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