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19c netsuke Shibayama BUTTERFLY & berries on bush

19c netsuke Shibayama BUTTERFLY & berries on bush


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1314313
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with Shibayama inlay depicting a butterfly in flight by a bush of berries with stems and leaves. The top is fruitwood, materials used for inlay are cherry wood, mother of pearl, black horn and pink coral. The inlay is in perfect shape, no losses or repairs. Plain back, old age lines in the bowl (no cracks), two parts fit nicely, beautiful mellow patina, old silk cord. Top diameter 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 5/8 inches.