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Vintage Antique Carved Ivory Camel Netsuke 1.75 x 1.60" Found in Hibachi Drawer

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Posted 4 years ago


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I just found him in an Antique Japanese Hibachi drawer of mine.
The story goes that ...I had a client in Kingwood, Texas. She had a horse that needed to be broke and trained. I traded horse training and lessons in lieu of cash. My client "D"'s Mother just passed away and her parents were World travelers. So this was one of the trades we did. I was taking out the Squash Blossom Necklace. I had stored under glass in the centre of the hibachi. I cleaned out the drawers for the first time, since acquiring the hibachi 8 years ago! I found this little Camel in the top drawer under shipping tissue paper in the back of the drawer! Wow, I feel so blessed and he is staying on my desk to keep me company!


  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    nldionne, thank you for your loving!!!!
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    If that is ivory, I'm impressed & I'm not easily impressed.
  3. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    blunderbuss2, I took it to my gemologist and he confirmed that it was indeed Ivory. He said it was worth about $2200 or better....its in mint condition. I could not believe my eyes when I found him! The Saddle bags are made separately and added on with ivory pegs from the camel. I do not know the age...but the family was wealthy....very wealthy. What are your thoughts? I do not know Ivory very well. Lee
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    I'm very impressed! Beautiful item & more so now.
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    blunderbuss2, so am I...even if it was not my piece! I just discovered him not 8 hours ago...he was hiding there for many..many years... :))
  6. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    toolate2, thank you for the loving:)))
  7. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    very nice, I like camels!
  8. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    toracat, thank you ...I love camels too:)
  9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 4 years ago
    pickrknows, thank you for your continued loving and attention!!!
  10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 3 years ago
    kerry10456, thank you for your loving!!!
  11. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    Really nice!

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