Project Description

Narwhal Ivory Manju Netsuke

A simple cross section of a tusk, fitted with a loose silver loop and cherry blossom escutcheons
Unsigned. Circa 1800
Diameter: 5.2 cm
While such simple netsuke were popular as early as 1700, the silver elements seem to me to be more robust than on earlier examples, hence my dating
MR4109

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