Project Description

Large Ivory Netsuke of a Cicada on Folded Leaf

The insect is life sized, its wings carved and stained grey-beige to show venation, as is the taro leaf. The

head is inset with three minuscule studs of translucent amber horn

Unsigned. Circa 1800

Length: 7.9 cm

Literature:

S.L. Moss Ltd., More Things in Heaven and Earth, no. 28

MR3333

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