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The eyes inlaid with black horn
Signed, fine patina
Edo period (1600 – 1868)
Size: 4cm dia. – 1½ ins dia.
However, the netsuke also developed ornamentally as well as functionally and grew into a Japanese art form. Made of many different materials, subject and design were considered the essence of netsuke rather than mechanical technique and in their superb design can be found great art in miniature.