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Netsuke, wood. Japan, 18th cent. An interesting depiction of the monkey Songoku carved in the Chinese ''toggles" style, with very good age patina, wearing a floor-length Chinese robe with characteristic wide sleeves. It looks to the sky and holds a peach, a symbol of longevity, in both hands. Large himotoshi, very compact, good dark patina.

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[Carved wood netsuke in the form of a cicada, late 19th century, Japan (Via Vicky Nieto - "JAPANESE Inro, Ojime, Netsuke" board)] http://www.pinterest.com/vickyn27/japanese-inro-ojime-netsuke/

Insects-Carved wood netsuke in the form of a cicada, late century, Japan. V Museum (Salting Bequest)

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# 51 c Susan Wraight - Nest, 2012 Netsuke, hand-carved & stained boxwood, buffalo horn. Signed on an inset tablet.

Carved ivory netsuke in the shape of a bell, symbolising the pure sound of the doctrine of perfect  wisdom.

Carved ivory netsuke in the shape of a bell, symbolising the pure sound of the doctrine of perfect wisdom, Japan

Albert Koetsier (x-rayographs)  http://susanspiritusgallery.com/artist/albert-koetsier/hand-painted-x-rays/ginkgo-2/

The Chinese consider the ginkgo biloba tree a symbol of longevity, hope, resilience and peace. It is one of the oldest living trees still growing on the planet.

handcarved boxwood cicada inro box has a cicada netsuke bead and sliding cicada ojime bead to fasten the lid closed. In Japanese philosophy, the cicada is a symbol of longevity, innocence, purity, and eternal youth. size: 2 x 4 1/4 inches long.

handcarved boxwood cicada inro box has a cicada netsuke bead and sliding cicada ojime bead to fasten the lid closed. In Japanese philosophy, the cicada is a symbol of longevity, innocence, purity, and eternal youth. size: 2 x 4 inches long.

Gyokuzan (Japan)   Cluster of Felicitous Symbols, late 19th century  Netsuke, Ivory with staining, sumi, metal and other inlays; ryusa type

Gyokuzan (Japan) Cluster of Felicitous Symbols, late century Netsuke, Ivory with staining, sumi, metal and other inlays;

A nineteenth-entury Japanese kiku manju ivory netsuke; carved as a chrysanthemum (kiku), the crest of the Japanese emperor and a symbol of nobility. (buddhamuseum.net)

Japanese Chrysanthemums--I think this is actually a carved ivory netsuke.

Collection of 26 Asian ojime beads,carved from ivory, bone, celluloid,cinnabar strung on a tassel depicting a tiger , skull, devil faces, rats , flying crane, butterfly . | These were all collected by George and Charles Mitchell during the course of several trips to China and Japan in the late 19th century.

Collection of 26 Asian Ojime beads, strung on a tassel, most ivory, bone, or celluloid ~ Ojime beads were worn with netsuke and inro on mens' japanese garments

Netsuke by Leigh Sloggett "Fish at Play", ebony and boxwood, 5.7cm, 2000

Leigh Sloggett , ebony and boxwood, "Fish at Play" depicts fish jumping and diving in and out of a flowing pattern of water. It is a joyous netsuke symbolizing the gentle, peaceful side of

Netsuke ~  The persimmon, a lovely symbol of fall  Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Netsuke ~ The persimmon, a lovely symbol of fall Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Japanese Vintage NETSUKE, Sexual Symbol inside, OTAFUKU, Rare!! Y012301

Japanese Vintage NETSUKE, Sexual Symbol inside, OTAFUKU, Rare!! Y012301

Japanese, Vintage

A Tokyo school wood netsuke of Urashima Tarô, by Masayuki. Mid 19th century     With a box, his farewell gift, under his arm, riding on a minogame that is bringing him home after his sojourn at Ryûjin's palace. On his robe a pattern of pine needles, the pine being a symbol of long life. Signed Masayuki with kaô in a gourd-shaped reserve.   Height 3.5 cm

A Tokyo school wood netsuke of Urashima Tarô, by Masayuki.

An unusual netsuke of a long-necked boxwood gourd upon which rests an ivory ‘Kaeru’ frog. The double gourd is a symbol of abundance throughout the Far East, and the frog has long been a symbol of good luck,

An unusual netsuke of a long-necked boxwood gourd upon which rests an ivory ‘Kaeru’ frog. The double gourd is a symbol of abundance throughout the Far East, and the frog has long been a symbol of good luck,

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