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Edmund De Waal — Netsuke

Netsuke: Piebald rat gnawing on its tail. Ivory, eyes originally inlaid in dark buffalo horn.

This is a medlar and though it's relatively simple it's one of my favourites because you can just feel it's so ripe it's on the point of going over. It's lovely to hold in the palm of your hand. Here you can see one of the two holes which all netsuke have for the strings which attach the purse to the kimono belt

Edmund de Waal's netsuke collection

Edmund de Waal Netsuke: A netsuke belonging to ceramicist Edmund de Waal.

Netsuke of Hen and Two Small Chicks Date: 18th–19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Ivory

Netsuke of Hen and Two Small Chicks, Japan, century - Met Museum

"a rat licking its tail" by Masanao of Kyoto (active around 1781), Japan, mid- to late 18th century. Stained ivory and horn (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"A Rat Licking Its Tail" Netsuke by Masanao of Kyoto (active around Japan, mid- to late century. Stained ivory and horn (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

The Argonauta ~ tagua-nut netsuke by Sergey Osipov

The only octopus living in a shell (females only, to be accurate) is Argonauta. These ocean dwellers have absolutely unusual behavior and life style. Particularly, such a behavior is revealed during the mating season.

Netsuke - Rat on a hank of rope. Ivory with eyes inlaid in dark buffalo horn. Unsigned, c.1820. Length 6cm.

Rat on a Hank of Rope. Ivory with eyes inlaid in dark buffalo horn. Unsigned, Editions Gallery Netsuke Family archive Reading Guide Rat on a hank of rope. Ivory with eyes inlaid in dark buffalo horn.

An ivory netsuke. A well carved and compact study of a luna hare with curled body and ears laid back. All details and hairwork lightly worn. A good piece by this prolific artist.

An ivory netsuke of several edible fish By Moritoshi, late 19th century A large dead flat-fish resting with three smaller fish draped over its body and two others beneath, forming a still-life composition of somewhat flattened form in lightly-stained ivory, signed Moritoshi.

An ivory netsuke of several edible fish By Moritoshi, late century

.Netsuke, Rabbit and mortar design, Edo period, 18th century (Gift of Mr. Go Seinosuke to Tokyo National Museum )

Netsuke, Rabbit and mortar design, Edo period, century (Gift of Mr. Go Seinosuke to Tokyo National Museum )

Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856) - Wasp and Hive netsuke

Naito Toyomasa (Japan, 1773 - Wasp and Hive, first half of century Netsuke, Wood with inlays. This type of netsuke produce sound like rattle similar to sound produced by wasps.

Netsuke. Sleeping rat. Made of ivory. Made by: Masanao 正直 (Kyoto) Edo Period Date: Late 18thC. Made in: Kyoto-fu (Asia, Japan, Kansai, Kyoto-fu) Materials: ivory  Technique: carved Length: 5.7 centimetres British Museum number: F.782

Made by: Masanao 正直 (Kyoto) Edo Period Date: Late Made in: Kyoto-fu (Asia, Japan, Kansai, Kyoto-fu) Materials: ivory Technique: carved Length: centimetres British Museum number:

A large okimono-type wood netsuke of five rats and a treasure bag, by Ikkô. Late 19th century

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