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A boar's tooth netsuke

A boar's tooth netsuke

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Unsigned, Iwami School, 18th to 19th century
Length: 3 5/8 in. (9.24 cm.)

Of the usual form, the large boar's tooth is well patinated and simply carved with a large spider in high relief, the eyes of the arachnid inlaid in metal; the back of the tooth pierced with one hole for the himotoshi.

Provenance: Raymond and Frances Bushell

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