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19c netsuke Shibayama INSECTS

19c netsuke Shibayama INSECTS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1327278
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19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape with Shibayama inlays depicting a butterfly, a fly and a beetle. The body is dark beautifully grained wood, materials used for inlay are black horn, staghorn, cinnabar, ebony and 2 different kinds of mother of pearl. The inlay is in excellent condition. Plain back, two parts fit nicely, beautiful mellow patina. Diameter 1 13/16 inches.