Netsuke Ivory Carved Skull Vanity Signed Shozan Japan Edo Skull Nineteenth Century

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Netsuke carved ivory representing a skull or Vanity, symbol of Mortality, from Japan, signed Shôzan underneath, vintage Edo nineteenth century.

This Netsuke is in good condition and is of a remarkable quality. It is signed below.

A note: tiny 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:

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

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  • Dimensions 3,3 cm x 4,5 cm
  • Height 3 cm