Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni

Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni

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Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni
Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni
Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni
Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni
Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni
Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni
Antique Ivory Netsuke - Only an Oni

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This netsuke is 100% SOLID ELEPHANT IVORY and in EXCELLENT CONDITION. It was HAND CARVED, HAND SCRIMSHAWED and SIGNED in China by a gifted master craftsman. This netsuke was carved in China many years ago – a beautiful piece of art that will last you many lifetimes. This netsuke is UNIQUE and exhibits beautiful IVORY GRAIN – showcasing the colors nature has chosen to bestow upon it. The ivory has been highly polished and exquisitely detailed. The quality of the ivory, the quality of the carving and the quality of the scrimshaw work are all exceptional.  The artist has signed this netsuke in ink on the underside of this piece.  This lovely antique netsuke portrays an oni (demon) carrying a sack on his back. The artist has done a marvelous job of both carving and scrimshawing this clever netsuke. Oni are devil-like demons with long nails, wild hair, a fierce look and two horns on their forehead like the devil images known in Western Christian cultures. They wear tiger skins and can fly. Oni hunt for the souls of those who did evil things in their lives. Oni are devils portrayed with one or two horns on their heads. Their hands and their feet always contain claws. Every physical misfortune is blamed on the oni. Once a year on New Year’s Eve, they get expelled from the household on the first day of spring This is an extremely substantial netsuke at DOUBLE the weight of your typical netsuke. Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Weight: .8 ounces

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  • Reference #
  • OSK
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
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  • Country of Origin
  • China
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 1.5 inches
  • Height: 1.5 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • See Listing
  • Material
  • Ivory

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