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Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke | Monk with Mujina

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Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke depicting an Monk with Mujina [a badger that is often confused with a raccoon dog]

You will note that the Man is carrying a Japanese gong stick, which when the Mujina inflated it's belly, the Monk could play music on it

There is very expressive facial features

c.1920 | Taisho period

Approx 5.2cms (2") tall
Approx 3.5cms (1 1/2") wide

In excellent condition
There is a signature on the base - I am unable to discern

What is a Netsuke?
A netsuke is a miniature sculpture, originating in 17th century Japan. They can be made from boxwood, Ivory, Bone and Silver. Initially a simply-carved button fastener on the cords of an inrō box, netsuke later developed into ornately sculpted objects of craftsmanship.


Sku: 232402155C
$ 300.00 AUD
Maximum quantity available reached.