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Walnut Netsuke - Late 19th Century

Unusual antique lacquered walnut polished form with design of a spider and flies, signed Jo-O or Tsune-O, with Kakihan (section of spider lacquer missing), late Century

Silent Witness Netsuke - NO it is not Steampunk, but it does make my imagination go a bit wild.

Silent Witness Netsuke - A shiny black eggplant is hiding a little mouse burrowing into its soft and juicy flesh. A large attentive owl is sliding quietly through the warm nocturnal air softly beating its wings.

Netsuke ~ String Bag of Clams,   late 19th century  ~  Wood,   1-1/2 x 1-1/4 x 1 inch

Kayama (or Kozan) (Japan) String Bag of Clams, late century Netsuke, Wood, 1 x 1 x 1 in. x x cm) Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection Japanese Art Department.

Netsuke in the form of an aubergine. 19th century, Jōshin, wood, covered in red and black lacquer, Ashmolean Museum.

prior pin: Netsuke in the form of an aubergine. century, Jōshin, wood, covered in red and black lacquer, Ashmolean Museum.

Netsuke are button-like devices, especially of ivory or wood, worn to suspend articles from the sash of a kimono. During the Meiji period netsuke evolved beyond mostly functional use into intricately carved ornamental art ob

Ukai - netsuke - cormorant swallowing a fish, by Sergey Osipov. Carved tagua nut ("vegetable ivory")

Ukai - netsuke - cormorant swallowing a fish, by Sergey Osipov.

susan wraight netsuke | Here a Hare, There a Hare | Lesley Kehoe Galleries - Japanese Art ...

The survival of the Ephrussi netsuke collection as the leitmotif of one man’s discovery and retelling of his family history has captivated millions. Edmund de Vaal’s ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes’ has rekindled interest in the Japanese netsuke

Ikkan (Japan, Nagoya, 1817 - 1893)   Goat, mid- to late 19th century  Netsuke, Wood with double inlays. LACMA

Ikkan (Japan, Nagoya, 1817 - Goat, mid- to late century Netsuke, Wood with double inlays.

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