Featuring an unusual and well carved tiny netsuke of Kinko riding a carp, the subject taken from a legend in Japan. In the book, Legends of Japanese Art, there is an interesting paragraph written about this subject. This netsuke is very well carved, the feet and hand details being quite precise, plus every detail is excellent. The surface of the carp is textured and his eyes are inlaid with baylene. Signed on the underside. I have not tried to identify the signature. Kinko is leaning on a sake ...click for details
Featuring a charming early 19th century Japanese ivory netsuke depicting 3 clams clustered together with a crab peeking out from one. Very compact and feels nice when clasped in palm of hand. Excellent condition. Unsigned. No chips, damages or restorations. There are some lines that are found in older ivory and one inlaid eye in crab is missing the inlay. It is not noticeable unless looking under very high magnification. The patina is wonderful, and darkened from age and fondling or being worn. ...click for details
Featuring a rare and fine 18th century Japanese netsuke of a Mongolian archer(or possibly a Dutch man)holding an arrow which he is about to string at one end. Typical depiction of 18th century netsuke of foreign man from his stance with head turned, hat with design, to the shoes, and the cloud pattern on the coat. Great expression in his face. Wonderful patina from age and use. Measures 3.5" long x 1" wide x 1/2" deep. Excellent condition considering age. There are some age lines ...click for details
Featuring a good Meiji Japanese ivory netsuke of gamma sennin with frog on back, leaning over shoulder to hold hands with sennin. Compact piece with very nice detailing on Sennen's hair, frog's back, and pleasing, peaceful expressions of their faces. They seem very happy together! Also, nice carving on hands, feet of frog and sennin and leaf decoration on skirt and neck. Good patina with some darkening on back from fondling or being worn. Dimensions: 1 1/8" long x 3/4" deep x 1 ...click for details
Featuring a dramatic antique Japanese carved wood netsuke of gamma sennin, one hand to his head, his sleeve blowing in the wind, and the other hand holding a frog on his leg. Dating to the 18th century. Wonderful expression/flowing lines. Dimensions, 1.5" high x 1 1/4" wide x 7/8" deep. Condition, very good to excellent. One foot appears to have been chipped, but it is a very old chip, and the wood has darkened from age so it is not noticeable. There is also some wear to the hemat ...click for details
Featuring a charming, intricately carved antique Japanese Meiji period ivory netsuke of family, a mother and two children, washing a horse who has his head down while he chomps on some hay. He is tied to a post, and his back legs are in a wooden tub. Dating c. 1900. Dimensions, 1 1/4" diameter, height 1 3/8". A small tea house with a window has been carved into the underside of the base. This was probably done to hide a flaw in the ivory(where the window is, not to be mistaken for the ...click for details
Featuring a 19th century Japanese netsuke carving of mother with fan, child with toy sitting at her feet, and dog. Very nice detailing. Measures 1 3/4" tall x 1" wide at widest part x 3/4" deep at deepest point. Very good condition, but with chip on foot of the woman. No other damages or restorations. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt, and the way it was packed. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state, unless valid NY state resale t ...click for details
Featuring an antique Japanese netsuke depicting Kintaro, the strong boy, fighting a wolf while a chicken on an open work woven basket watches. There is a lot going on in this tiny little piece! Unsigned. 19th century. Dimensions: 1. 25" wide x 1 1/8" high x 3/4" deep. Excellent condition! No chips, cracks, damages or restorations. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. Return privilege providing item returned within 3 days of receipt in sent condition, and the way it was packed i ...click for details
Featuring a lacquer ojime of Daruma. Metal tubes for cord to slide through. Signed on reverse side. Very good condition with some wear. Late 19th century. Highly magnified photo shows a fiber going across bead. Please ignore. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having received item. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax collected in New York state unless valid tax number and resale certificate provided.
Featuring an amusing Japanese Meiji period stag antler netsuke of Daruma in drag with fly whisk wig. Dating to the early 20th century. 4 3/4" long x 7/8" wide at top. Excellent condition. No damages or restorations. REturn privilege providing item returned in sent condition, within 3 days of receipt and the way it was packed if possible. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless valid resale number and signed form provided.