Ivory netsuke of a nio
Crouching and turning the upper stone of a millstone; alternatively attempting to break a mochi into two pieces.
Signed beneath the lower stone: Ikkosai
Height: 3.9 cm
A variant of the subject by… Read More
Ivory netsuke of a kirin
Recumbent, with its head turned back and looking upwards, its mouth agape. The eyes are inlaid. The ivory has taken on a pleasing polish with age.
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