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Japanese Antler Ivory Netsuke of Abalone

Japanese Antler Ivory Netsuke of Abalone

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1900: Item # 1189682
Helen M Edwards
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Toowoomba, Qld
+61 7 46359850

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Length: 4.6 cm (1.8 in)
Height: 1.5 cm (0.6 in)
Depth: 3 cm (1.2 in)

This Japanese netsuke is a lovely example of deer antler carved into a duo of abalone shells, the smaller resting on the surface of the larger shell. The piece has a wonderful old patina and is very tactile to the touch. The himotoshi are large and deep and there appears to be a very worn signature to the underside. This netsuke is in good condition with no damage.