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Netsuke Katabori character swivel head carved ivory Japan signed XIXth

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G10 180

Saling price :
170,00 €

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Netsuke Katabori in finely carved ivory, representing a character with two faces (pivoting head): one smiling, the other threatening, signed below, from Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) end of the 19th century.

This netsuke is in good condition, great quality. Signed below.

A note: wear of the patina especially on the hair, some scratches and wear of time, see photos.

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

We are selling a second similar netsuke on this site.

*The Netsuke:

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

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  • Height 5,5 cm