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    Posted 6 years ago

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    For czechglass5 here is one one of my Netsuke's of Ivory . Looks like a mouse some rabbits and a rat and a monkey ? On Piece Of Wooly mammoth Ivory with back left uncarved . It is 2 inches long
    The following is article on CW and link I used to copy it

    Netsuke originated in 17th century Japan as a means for men who wore robes known as kimono, which lacked pockets, to hold their belongings. Containers called "sagemono"—pouches, woven baskets, or beautifully crafted boxes called "inro"—were attached to the robes' sashes with cords and fasteners known as netsuke.

    These ornaments, often made of ivory or coral, were not merely utilitarian devices, however, as they were often beautifully carved and decorated. In recent years, they have become exceedingly popular among collectors.

    The themes depicted on netsuke, only a few inches in size, are endless, though they are often focused on Japanese history and mythology—from depictions of warriors to animals. There are dozens of styles of netsuke, such as kataborinesuke, which is sculptural netsuke, and mennetsuke, which is mask netsuke.

    These miniature sculptures are still made today. Fine antique netsuke can be identified by its intricate design and use of pricey materials such as ivory (which was not illegal in the 17th through 19th centuries), jade, or precious stones. Cheaper netsuke is carved out of wood or bone

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Best colour I've seen on CW for mammoth.
    2. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      It's just a cat ands rats. But I think it's just a carving, not Netsuke. There is nothing to attach it to the belt. No holes, I mean.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
    4. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      " suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses, writing implements, and other items of daily use on a silk cord passed behind their obi (sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. The netsuke was attached to the other end of the cord preventing the cord from slipping through the obi. A sliding bead (ojime) was strung on the cord between the netsuke and the sagemono to allow the opening and closing of the sagemono."
    5. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      It's a super piece, though! Here's info on the Netsuke holes:
    6. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Celine , Yes I did know how they were worn :-) But appreciate your insight . The Art Gallery had it with the Nestuke's as one of them . So as I am not sure exactly how it was attached I believe it is a Nestuke. If it is a carving then beautiful too .
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you czechglass5, of coarse yours are far more unique :-)
    8. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you my dear bb2 I am glad to see you and thanks for the color comment on the ivory :-) xo
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Very unique, Thanks for the Post Mani !!! xoxox
    10. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      How lovely it is!!! The little eyes (horn inlays) are so life like, FANTASTIC! :-)
    11. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Your woolly mammoth ivory pieces are amazing !!! They are a real treasure !
    12. Master Master, 6 years ago
      Beautiful piece
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      So gorgeous!
    14. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Really beautiful! Thank you for posting the link to the CW article, it's very informative, and all those gorgeous pictures!
    15. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Another great piece Mani! I love how it differs from your others with its smooth, glossy finish and subject matter... beautiful!
    16. cwpost cwpost, 6 years ago
      Fantastic carving. The details is exquisite
    17. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      How did I miss this ..?? getting old and Blind I guess ...Its just lovely...
    18. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Don't you mean old and senile, Roy ? LOL !!
    19. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Roy oh Roy :-) and bb2 was here too I see :-) xoxo to both of you
    20. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thanks you cwpost for nice comment much appreciated :-)
    21. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you rick55 for stopping and leaving such a kind comment :-)
    22. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Thanks Doll... I saw a documentary on the Ivory that's from Russia That's thousands of years old and 1 tusk can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars...'-))
      Lucas could be ....LOL Are the still taking you out for walks with a leash so you don't wonder off and get lost agian....Oh My ...
    23. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Roy, are you the one on the other of the leash with the rubber glove ? LOL ! We are getting old. I'm not asked if I want to be an organ donor when I renew my driver's license. Went to donate blood & they didn't think I had enough to spare . LOL !
    24. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      LOL Lucas you notice the gloves huh ...There in case you have an accident,,,lol
      As far as us getting old ..its great in the morning to get out of bet and put my feet on the floor and get dress to face the new day ...smiling ,as far as you selling your blood for beer ..I think we both need a fill up, rather than a withdrawal ...smiling,,, Manikin pay no attention to the men behind your curtains yaken ..;-))
    25. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      You 2 can hang out here anytime . You both crack me up :-)
    26. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      thinking of ya ...'=)
    27. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 6 years ago
      This is lovely. Went to the V+A last week where they had a cabinet of these. This is is good enough to join them.
    28. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Wandlessfairy I appreciate you stopping and leaving such a nice comment :-)
    29. Mindbogglz Mindbogglz, 6 years ago
      Very nice Japanese item for display versus netsuke which is for a specific use.
    30. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mindbogglz I appreciate you correcting that and giving it right name :-)
    31. KarenLR71, 5 years ago
      Very nice! Looks like a monkey..and thought there was a rabbit too until I saw all 3 tails! So a monkey and 3 rats?....poor monkey!

      I had not previously seen anything like this so thank you for posting the article, Mani! I cannot believe that much detail was carved into 2 inches!! Amazing!!
    32. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you mydearroy :-) I think you were fishing the day I posted it <smile>
    33. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Many Thanks Karen for stopping . I too am amazed at how well done the carvings are done on this piece. I appreciate your kind comment .
    34. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    35. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Thank you ho2cultcha so nice to see you and I always enjoy your finds :-)
      Thank you KKK for stopping and hitting the love :-) Much appreciated
      Many Thanks dear Anna :-) always great to see you
    36. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Hi Manikin, what a fantastic, & cute, netsuke. Made of Mammoth ivory too, cool. My son loves Japanese culture and is just starting to collect netsuke, it'll be a long time, if ever, that he'll have something as desirable as this I'm sure. Ty for showing it and the informative post.
    37. apostata apostata, 9 months ago
      it is an okimono and it is REAL mammoth, and it is a hell of an piece

      greetings Waki
    38. Manikin Manikin, 5 months ago
      Thank you apostate for sharing that information, much appreciated!

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