Japanese Ivory Netsuke Head of a Demon
Japanese Ivory Netsuke Head, Japan, ca. 1920, signed on reverse by artist. In excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japanese men strung their pipes, purses or writing implements. Traditional Japanese clothing does not include pockets. Instead, items are suspended from a belt by means of a cord. A toggle (netsuke) at the end of the cord prevents it from slipping through.
WIDTH: 2 in | HEIGHT: 2 in | DEPTH: 1 in
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