Ivory netsuke of kiku and water by Ozaki Kokusai
An ivory ryusa manju showing a chrysanthemum encircled by a scrolling design of water. The central stamens of the bloom form a loose peg rendered in a simple cross-hatched pattern and surrounded by six lobed petals.
Signed in a sunken reserve: Koku. Tokyo, circa 1870
Diameter: 4.5 cms