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Netsuke, F2012.72

Physical Description

Ivory netsuke. In the form of a dried fish. Elongated body with large head and bulbous 'nose'. Carving on head suggestive of lion. Caudal, dorsal and ventral fins present; eyes are simple perforations. Mouth open - rows of teeth on upper and lower jaws. Perforated for attachment on one side; other side has several small holes. Unsigned.


Locality, netsuke
Value assigned by British National Trust £150


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 26 x 101 x 11mm

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