Ivory abstract netsuke
Attributed to Ono Ryomin
A pleasing ying-yang carved in three dimensions, occasionally said to represent a rice cake (mochi), though to my mind more similar to the shape into which the Japanese cut chestnuts.
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Ivory netsuke of a wolf with haunch of venison
Attributed to Tomotada (Active 1760-80)
A powerful carving of a classic subject, the lean wolf with its ribs visible all down its back, staring ahead menacingly with fixed expression, the eyes… Read More