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This page is awaiting more information and pictures,
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 
MagicWand
Approx 36 cm long (14 inches)

 

Ivory Hippo

Approx -  cm long and  -  cm high

 

 


Marine Compass in Brass

 

 

 

 

 

Netsuke

 



 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.

Ox
Bone & Horn - A less expensive material than ivory, bone has been used for thousands of years to create unique carvings. Each Netsuke is individually hand crafted and no two are identical.

 

 

coming soon
Snuff Bottles

 

 

 

Fossils

A range of Fossils to select from

 

 

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