Subject:Re: I need help with this sculpture
Posted By: Bill H. Fri, Feb 08, 2019
Stylistically, this appears to me to be from Japan. The base clearly shows traces of capillaries in the surface, indicating the substance is animal bone and not ivory, at least on the base, and according to my experience, probably the rest of the carving too. The cursive signature seems to be 玉芝, which may possibly be pronounced "Gyokushi", but this is from a machine translation and not an expert opinion.