Subject:Re: Need help to identify Netsuke
Posted By: John T. Mon, Jan 11, 2021
What you have there is a tourist netsuke. From the mid-20th century. These are typically referred to as "Netsuke like Objects" or NLOs. They're purely decorative and never actually saw any use, being made for tourists, quite often in China rather than Japan.
Still a nice like piece.
Just a slight warning, it's very possible this sculpture was made after 1947 and it does look like ivory. As such, I really wouldn't try to sell it as the laws are very strict and according to CITES you can't sell any ivory that's post 1947.
Hope this helps,