Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO

Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO

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Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO
Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO
Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO
Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO
Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO
Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO
Antique Ivory Netsuke - WISE MAN - MASAHIRO

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This very rare netsuke is 100% SOLID ELEPHANT IVORY and in EXCELLENT CONDITION. It was HAND CARVED, HAND SCRIMSHAWED and SIGNED in Japan by a gifted master craftsman. This netsuke was carved in Japan 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. This is a well carved and detailed 19th century antique ivory netsuke of a sage with scroll unfurled and unusual interior landscape at the himotoshi. It displays coral inlay signed Masahiro with square red seal reserve signed Hosai (a pupil of Mitsuhiro) with box. It has an auction estimate of $1,800. The artist has given this sage both wonderful facial features and lots of detail in his garments. This is a substantial netsuke weighing 2 1/2 TIMES that of an average netsuke. It would serve as a centerpiece to any premier antique ivory netsuke collection. Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" Weight: 1 ounce

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  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Maker
  • Masahiro
  • Year
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  • Country of Origin
  • Japan
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 1.25 inches
  • Height: 1.5 inches
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • See Listing
  • Material
  • Ivory

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