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Japanese Antler Ivory of a Kappa

Japanese Antler Ivory of a Kappa

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1204805
Helen M Edwards
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Toowoomba, Qld
+61 7 46359850

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Height: 3.9 cm (1.5 in)
Width: 2.8 cm (1.1 in)
Depth: 2.3 cm (0.8 in)

This is an early example of antler carving. The kappa netsuke has red paint residue around the eyes. It is a truly wonderful piece with plenty of character and a nice aged patina. There are no chips, cracks or restoration.