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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


Elephantine myth Beast hard wood netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1001054 (stock# ebn)

Elephantine myth Beast hard wood netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$68.00 

The Japanese had heard of elephants but never seen one. This is perhaps why this beast of myth takes on some aspects of an elephant. It is a very skilled Chinese carving by hand out of hard wood. It is a copy of a very expensive Japanese original antique netsuke. This quality and the unique design make this a collectible that will gain in value. This piece is 2" long.


Monkey with Peach netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1001046

Monkey with Peach netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

Nice hand carved boxwood netsuke from China. It is a copy of an expensive Japanese original. Great details. This monkey is 1 7/8" tall. Traditional netsuke form and size.


Demond with devil mask Netsuke boxwood

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1001045 (stock# dn)

Demond with devil mask Netsuke boxwood
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$52.00 

Really nice hand carved boxwood netsuke from China. It is a copy of a very expensive Japanese original antique. It is 2" tall. If it were Japanese it would cost many times the price I list. This one is a Demond skeleton with lantern and on his back is a Devil mask. This one needs a bit of stickum to stand upright. A good piece with excellent carving.


CAT RAT Bell Ivory Ojimi

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 876699 (stock# oj)

CAT RAT Bell  Ivory Ojimi
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$80.00 

This is a newer carving from Mastadon [long dead]tusk. It was done by a very skilled carver as you can see from the photos. It has a rat on a cat with a bell. "Belling the Cat" Japanese style and design, but the carving was done in China. It is just under 1" long. A wonderful collectible, could be put on a necklace, but original intent was to go with a Netsuke and Inro case. Fine carvers are as endangered as the living elephant, and pieces like this beauty are much harder to find ...click for details


Oni with Lantern on head Hardwood Netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 851110 (stock# owl)

Oni with Lantern on head Hardwood Netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


120.00  

A beautiful and skilled copy of a Japanese wood netsuke. This is an Oni [demond] with a lantern on his head. It is true to the Japanese original which is worth thousands of dollars, this one was hand carved in China and is a fraction of the cost, for a very fine copy that looks like the original. It is 4" tall and about a decade old. These were done in very small numbers and this is the only one of this type I have seen, it is a great piece of work.


Figure of Dutch Merchant Netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 848036 (stock# dmn)

Figure of Dutch Merchant Netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$82.00 

When the Japanese first met with Europeans, they were Dutch Merchants. Here is a remarkable recreation of that first meeting. This is a Chinese carved hardwood netsuke that is a very faithful copy of a Japanese original that is priceless. You see a Dutch merchant with his traditional hat and he holds a goat, they brought livestock with them. This top quality Chinese carving was done over a decade ago. There are few or no skilled carvers left in China, so this copy will continue to climb in value ...click for details


Classic Horse hard wood netsuke handcarved

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Contemporary   item# 842212 (stock# ch)

Classic Horse hard wood netsuke handcarved
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


42.00 

This is a handcarved hardwood netsuke. It was carved in China, using a Classic Japanese antique netsuke as a model. The original was compact in shape so it could be worn on a belt by a samurai and not break due to parts sticking out. This well carved piece is about 2" tall. A great quality, skilled carvers are going to be a think of the past in China, so now is a good time to buy at a very low price.


FAT cat hardwood netsuke

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 842211

FAT cat hardwood netsuke
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$46.00 

You see a fat cat, a really fat cat. This charming hand carved hardwood netsuke was carved in China, it is a copy of a very valuable Japanese antique that would cost ten times what this wonderful little object costs. It is about 1 3/4" long and has all the proper qualities of a fine netsuke. A wonderful addition to a collection or a unique gift.

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