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Netsuke1 of 67Chinese NetsukeChinese boxwood copy of Japanese cat netuske, signed
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    Posted 7 months ago

    dav2no1
    (661 items)

    Japanese Netsuke

    Turtle - Approximately 2"
    Face - Approximately 1 5/8"

    These are a couple of netsuke. The turtle with the rats is a resin reproduction. And the wooden carved face is a contemporary made one. It's a very nice example with fine detail carvings and glass eyes. I've had both for about 20+ years?

    NETSUKE
    The netsuke is an ornamental piece, usually of carved ivory, used to attach a medicine box, pipe, or tobacco pouch to the obi (sash) of a Japanese man's traditional dress. During the Tokugawa period (1603–1868), netsukes were an indispensable item of dress as well as being fine works of miniature art.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      I love Japanese Netsuke!! I love both of these, but that turtle is especially amazing!!!!
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 7 months ago
      The tortoise is a symbol of longevity and immortality, and the rats are good fortune.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      I did miss these! Thanks for the nudge. These are great examples of modern netsuke. Love all of the facial expressions.

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