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    Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th Century Japanese

    Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century Attributed to Ryûsa, Japanese, Carved ivory

    Chrysanthemum Netsuke - Kiku Manju

    Moon,leaves.jpg Netsuke

    Netsuke: Autumn grasses with praying mantis, 18th century Attributed to Ryûsa Japanese Carved ivory H. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm), Diam. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)

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    Moon, Reeds and Fireflies Ryusa style netsuke

    Fish netsuke |

    Netsuke

    Tibetan carved skull (prob. early 18th century), used to take a curse off a family or to guide the soul of a misled person onto the right path.

    sweet little birds

    Carved wood netsuke in the form of a cicada, late 19th century, Japan

    wood carving

    Netsuke of Skeleton Astride a Skull, 19th century. Japanese.

    Crayon carvings (http://tinyhaus.blogspot.com/2010/12/making-money.html) Second, crayons carved into the 12 symbols of the Chinese zodiac, also by Diem Chau. (http://boingboing.net/2010/03/17/crayons-carved-into.html) Third, ten works by Pete Goldlust. (http://www.petegoldlust.com/carvedcrayons.html#)

    Tanya Brett, London

    Netsuke in the form of a hyottoko mask; Japanese, 18th century

    Netsuke. Two dragons round a jewel. Made of ivory.

    Succulent Pod tile van DillyPad op Etsy

    Writing Box with Eight Bridges (lacquered wood) by OGATA Korin, 18th century, National Treasure of Japan

    Japanese Blossom