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Netsuke

Netsuke

Bonnie Mullinax: Netsuke/Ivory------lots of great fantastic boxes

Bonnie Mullinax: Netsuke, Ivory - lots of great fantastic boxes

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.

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.

Whale netsuke

Japanese carved ivory whale netsuke with etched signature, 2 in.

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.

Fine Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke of a ‘Fukura Suzume’ (1800 to 1900)

A Fine Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke of a ‘Fukura Suzume’ or stylised sparrow The eyes inlaid with black horn Signed, fine patina Edo period – Size: dia.

Netsuke Susan Wraight

Midnight by Susan Wraight Netsuke, hand-carved & stained boxwood, inlaid amber and gold leaf eyes;

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.

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