A Japanese Ivory Panther Netsuke, Edo Period, the recumbent figure of a panther with finely incised fur, with hairline cracks, appx. 1 3/4 in. W.Similar Netsuke sold at Christie's - London, May 16, 2012, for 3,500 British Pounds.
SQUID & TAI-FISH TAGUA NUT NETSUKE — by Sergey Osipov. Inshore Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) eye inlaid with mother-of pearl from black-lip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). Fish eye from amber. Natural himatoshi created by squid legs. Signature engraved in an amber reserve. You can observe the carving process for this figurine.