Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke

This antique Japanese 19th century netsuke is a carving depicting an Asian man kneeling on top of a turtle. His arms are crossed across his chest and he has a carved mask attached to his back.

The detail of the turtle is great with his head extending beyond his shell. On the bottom of the turtle's shell there is a signature of the artist. I purchased this Netsuke from an old time antique dealer who had a wonderful collection of Netsuke's as well as many other categories.

The Netsuke is 2 ¼" tall X 1" wide X 1 ¼" (front to back). The condition of this piece is very good. There are some hairlines in the ivory, which is certainly very normal for a piece of this age. These hairlines are not cracks, but truly hairlines. Circa 1840-50's.

Under California Penal Code 653o it is unlawful for us to sell ivory pieces to residences of California.

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Item ID: RL-721

Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke

Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke
Antique Ivory Figural Netsuke

This antique Japanese 19th century netsuke is a carving depicting an Asian man kneeling on top of a turtle. His arms are crossed across his chest and he has a carved mask attached to his back.

The detail of the turtle is great with his head extending beyond his shell. On the bottom of the turtle's shell there is a signature of the artist. I purchased this Netsuke from an old time antique dealer who had a wonderful collection of Netsuke's as well as many other categories.

The Netsuke is 2 ¼" tall X 1" wide X 1 ¼" (front to back). The condition of this piece is very good. There are some hairlines in the ivory, which is certainly very normal for a piece of this age. These hairlines are not cracks, but truly hairlines. Circa 1840-50's.

Under California Penal Code 653o it is unlawful for us to sell ivory pieces to residences of California.

Free shipping and insurance in the US.

Item ID: RL-721

$425 USD

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