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Ivory netsuke of a dog with awabi shell
Okatomo (active 1780-1830)

The dog chews on a cord attached to the large shell, which he pins to the ground.  The carving has all the attributes of the master and the eyes are inlaid in reddish horn.

Signed beneath: Okatomo
Kyoto, circa 1800
Length: 5.4 cm