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Netsuke, F2012.69

Physical Description

Ivory netsuke. In form of a tengu (a mythical beast, mountain spirit) on a plaque. Plaque is 5-sided, possibly a chess piece. Mask is bird-like in appearance with large beak. Inlaid metal eyes. Perforated at nostrils and back. Back is etched with a scroll with writing on it, and a feather fan? Unsigned.


Value assigned by British National Trust £80


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 48 x 50 x 23mm

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