A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE
A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE

A GOOD JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY SKULL AND SNAKE NETSUKE

c. 1890 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this nice quality ivory netsuke , the subject matter in this instance being the always popular human skull with a snake coiled above the skull cap and down through the ear to the mouth , although often seen as a negative subject in Western culture, in Japan the skull represents the circle of life with the protection offered by the entwined serpent, a very well carved netsuke that will enhance your collection.


The condition is lovely throughout
LOVELY
Dimensions
Height 4.00 cm (1.57 inches)
Width 4.00 cm (1.57 inches)
Medium
IVORY
Signed/Inscribed
1890
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
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