Japanese Ivory Netsuke
Signed: Hakumoto, Circa: early 1900S'
1.75 in.(4.5cm), W 1.5 in.(4cm), D 1.25 in.(3cm)
early twentieth century netsuke, well carved from quality tusk material with a
handsome expanse of crosshatch markings (Schreger lines) across the back of the
piece. Cream to light gold in color, engraved with fine hair lines and sumi, rough
texturing of the manís garment, otherwise showing a high hand finish. Himotoshi
at the back, calligraphic signature on the bottom: Hakumoto.
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