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Netsuke Kataboru ivory carved octopus shell Japan Edo nineteenth century

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G10 111

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500,00 €

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Netsuke * katabori ivory finely scuulpté representing an octopus hidden in a shell and standing on a broken vase, probably fallen to the bottom of the water, from Japan, Edo period nineteenth century.

This netsuke is in good condition. It is not signed.

A note: slight soiling and wear of time, see photos.

Specimen in worked ivory, prior to 1 July 1947 and therefore in accordance with Regulation EC 338/97 of 09/12/1996 art.2-Wmc.

* The Netsuke:

The Netsuke is a traditional Japanese clothing used to maintain sagemono (literally "hanging objects"). Indeed, the kimono has no pocket, the various everyday objects are transported in a kind of small boxes called sagemono. These objects are suspended at the obi of their owner by a cord.

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  • Height 4,3 cm
  • Width 2,5 cm