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JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO MANZAI PERFORMERS MEIJI PERIOD depicting a man dancing with a fan and another accompanying on a drum, with a red lacquer signature panel 5cm high  Notes: Provenance: The Symington Grieve Collection of Japanese Works of Art

JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE OF TWO MANZAI PERFORMERS MEIJI PERIOD depicting a man dancing with a fan and another accompanying on a drum, with a red lacquer signature panel 5cm high Notes: Provenance: The Symington Grieve Collection of Japanese Works of Art

TAGUA NUT NETSUKE — SQUID & TAI-FISH. 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.

Squid and Tai-fish netsuke The Inshore Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and Tai-fish. This netsuke carved from tagua nut and stained. Squid eye is inlaid with mother-of-pearl from the black-lip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). Fish eye from amber.

The watchful owl netsuke Сергея Осипова

The watchful owl netsuke, carved from the Crimean juniper. The eyes are inlaid with amber, the beak is of honey horn, and mushrooms on the tree stump are from tagua nut.

[Carved wood netsuke in the form of a cicada, late 19th century, Japan (Via Vicky Nieto - "JAPANESE Inro, Ojime, Netsuke" board)] http://www.pinterest.com/vickyn27/japanese-inro-ojime-netsuke/

Insects-Carved wood netsuke in the form of a cicada, late century, Japan. V Museum (Salting Bequest)

An ivory netsuke 19th century Depicting a reclining cat, turning back to the left as it looks at a small bird, broken winged, on its back, a loose feather caught in the cat's fore paw, details delicately rendered, the birds eyes inlaid, signed Chokusai 4 cm. long

Ivory netsuke - Depicting a cat looking over its back to a bird, broken winged, a loose feather caught in the cats forepaw, birds eyes inlaid.

netsuke carving  I love the craftsmanship that goes into creating one of these beautiful objects. It must be so gratifying to the artist to be able to created whole new worlds out of a piece of mammoth tusk or wood.

netsuke carving I love the craftsmanship that goes into creating one of these beautiful objects. It must be so gratifying to the artist to be able to created whole new worlds out of a piece of mammoth tusk or wood.

A Japanese ivory netsuke of two mice. Early 19th century. Larger mouse with carved black hair, nestled with smaller white mouse, both with inlaid eyes. Good carving to the hair and tail. Himotoshi on bottom, unsigned. 29.46mm

A Japanese ivory netsuke of two mice. Larger mouse with carved black hair, nestled with smaller white mouse, both with inlaid eyes. Good carving to the hair and tail. Himotoshi on bottom, unsigned.

This is a who knows?  Tsukamoto Kyokusai (Japan, died N/A)   Cherry Blossom and Bud, late 19th-early 20th century  Netsuke, Ivory with light staining

象牙 Tsukamoto Kyokusai (Japan, died Cherry Blossom and Bud, late century Netsuke, Ivory with light staining

This is the intended use of the Netsukes.  To hold a purse at the waist.  They became an art form as does so much in Japanese life.  They have been desired as collections and as jewels in single possessions.

Pinner said-This is the intended use of the Netsukes. They became an art form as does so much in Japanese life. They have been desired as collections and as jewels in single possessions.

Netsuke - "The Watchful Owl" - Owls hunt mice, mice eat mushrooms, mushrooms destroy trees, and trees can absorb the remnants of a dead owl... A spider had stretched its web and any careless creature will be captured and eaten alive!  Carved from Crimean Juniper with eyes made of inlaid amber.

Netsuke - "The Watchful Owl" - Owls hunt mice, mice eat mushrooms, mushrooms…

This is from my site: http://www.precious-mammoth.com/netsuke12.htm

12 Netsuke in Mamouth Ivory depicting the 12 animals of the Zodiac. This is the year of the Horse- 2014 from

Naito Toyomasa (Japan, 1773 - 1856)   Wasp and Hive, first half of 19th century  Netsuke, Wood with inlays

Naito Toyomasa (Japan, 1773 - Wasp and Hive, first half of century Netsuke, Wood with inlays. This type of netsuke produce sound like rattle similar to sound produced by wasps.

Monkeys and Wasp | LACMonkeys and Wasp Masanao II (Miyake) (Japan, 1848-1922) Japan, late 19th-early 20th century Costumes; Accessories Wood with inlays 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/16 in. (3.4 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm) Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection (AC1998.249.27) Japanese Art

Monkeys and Wasp LACMonkeys and Wasp Masanao II (Miyake) (Japan, Japan, late century Costumes; Accessories Wood with inlays 1 x 1 x 1 in. x x cm) Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection

The Dancing Sea by Leigh Sloggett.  This contemporary netsuke represents the energy and motion of the sea as it rises, rolls, pulls,splashes and crashes.   boxwood, 2000

The Dancing Sea by Leigh Sloggett - contemporary netsuke represents the energy and motion of the sea as it rises, rolls, pulls,splashes and crashes - boxwood, 2000

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