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Posted 3 years ago


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The ivory rat in a basket has a turtle clinging to the back of his basket. And in Samurai lore this is probably symbolic of something, but I don’t know what. Rat is 1 ½” w x 1 ¼ “ h. The red hardwood dragon is 1 ¾’ x 1 ¾”. Froggy is chocolate hardwood, 1 ¼” w x 2” h. All three are signed. The ivory dragon caligraphers brush rest is five inches wide and will accomodate two brushes. If you know the rat, basket, turtle symbolism, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for looking, Jim

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  1. musikchoo musikchoo, 3 years ago
    These are TOO COOL!!
  2. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi AR8Jason & musichoo, thsnks very much for your interest & comments, Jim
  3. artislove artislove, 3 years ago
    excellent carving how did they manage its amazing!
  4. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi artislove, I thought these critters were lost & forgotten, so thank you for the revival, Jim
  5. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    i just love the little netsukes -- they always make such cute and mysterious little collections -- very nice pieces

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