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BEAUTIFUL 19thC Antique Carved Cow Bone SIGNED TOMOKAZU NETSUKE, CICADA on coral

BEAUTIFUL 19thC Antique Carved Cow Bone SIGNED TOMOKAZU NETSUKE, CICADA on coral

Cicada (Tosena paviei)-- didn't know cicadas could be so colorful!

"Cicada (Tosena paviei)-- didn't know cicadas could be so colorful!" Some I saw were bright blue

JAPANESE IVORY ELEPHANT NETSUKE - by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry

JAPANESE IVORY ELEPHANT NETSUKE - by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry An elephant died for that trinket. A family of elephants lost a member and more than likely many adult elephants were poached and killed at the same time the owner of this tusk was killed.

Silent swoop Leigh Slogget

silent swoop mammoth tusk, water-buffalo horn and lacquer year carved: 2005 netsuke japan sculpture owl

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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

ラミジャパン Lami Japan ラミ日本: Netsuke 根付 ねつけ

ラミジャパン Lami Japan ラミ日本: Netsuke 根付 ねつけ

netsuke - this book got my interest:  The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss,”

Japanese Netsuke Wooden crane inro with matching netsuke.

#464 Spring Song Netsuke  Boxwood, Amber, Gold Leaf by Janel Jacobson

Spring Song Netsuke Boxwood, Amber, Gold Leaf by Janel Jacobson

Netsuke      Place of origin:      Japan (made)     Date:      ca. 1800-1875 (made)     Artist/Maker:      unknown (production)     Materials and Techniques:      Carved wood

Netsuke

Cicada Netsuke, ca. (made), Carved wood. This netsuke features an anatomically realistic portrayal of a cicada, complete with details of its underside.

cicada profile - Google Search

cicada profile - Google Search

By Sergey Osipov: "The prototype of this netsuke is one-legged sparrow (Tree Sparrow. Passer montanus.) that has been a tenant of my garden for the past two years."

By Sergey Osipov: "The prototype of this netsuke is one-legged sparrow (Tree Sparrow.) that has been a tenant of my garden for the past two years.

Ivory Netsuke, Japan, 19th century,from a narrative "Tongue-Cut Sparrow" ,  figure of a man open a box and find treasure, signed to the underside, ht. 1 1/4 in.

Ivory Netsuke, Japan, century, figure of a man opening a box of treasure…

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