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should be available from early 2007
Bronze Eagle With Outstretched Wings
Approx 50 cm high and 40 cm wide
Hocus Pocus .............. Abracadabra............
A genuine magicians ivory tipped
Approx 36 cm long (14 inches)
Approx - cm long and - cm high
Marine Compass in Brass
A few examples of some modern reprodroduced
Japanese style Boxwood Netsuke made in China
Whilst these are not original old Japanese ones,
they are a fraction of the price
and it is fairly easy and economical to create a nice collection of Netsuke
These are about 2 inches tall and cost about £25-35 each
Also available are Ox bone netsuke and various snuff bottles made from jade and porcelain etc
Quick notes on Netsuke
Have cord holes and on very rare items they are a natural part of the item and are called Himotoshi.
Most Boxwood Netsuke are originally a Light Colour to begin with, but after
they have been hand carved, some are dipped in a vat of various coloured stains
for 10 minutes or so, to give them the colours we see. The most usual of these
is the Mid-Brown and then there is a beautiful Mid-Dark Brown with almost a
Reddish Hue. Any light coloured Netsuke on this site are the Original Wood
Colour with just a touch of wax or varnish to help in the polishing &
preservation process (the staining has the same effect).
The art of Netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture which developed in Japan over a period of more than 300 years. Netsuke were both practical and decorative. The traditional form of Japanese dress, had no pockets. Men suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses or writing implements, on a silk cord, from their obi (sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. To stop the cord from slipping through the obi, a small toggle was attached. The toggle is called Netsuke.
A range of Fossils to select from
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