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19c netsuke 6 QUAILS on millet by KOYU

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19c netsuke 6 QUAILS on millet by KOYU
19th century ivory netsuke of four adult quails and two chicks feeding on millet stalks with leaves. Superb quality carving - see their alert faces, differentiated feathers and finely carved millet stalks, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Wonderful light staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed KOYU followed by kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) in oval reserve on the bottom. Classic sculpture in great condition. Length 1 7/8 inches.


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