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Subject:Help to identify object please
Posted By: Stephen Lang Mon, Sep 27, 2021 IP: 82.45.112.232

Can I ask for help to identify what this item is and what it is made from? Thanks for indulging me.







Subject:Re: Help to identify object please
Posted By: Steve Gridley Mon, Sep 27, 2021

The only information I can give you is that is a Japanese netsuke, ivory by what I can make out in the photos. The wear to one hole indicates it may have been used for its intended purpose. Others will need to translate and add additional information.

Subject:Re: Help to identify object please
Posted By: Suzume Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Hi,

What you have there is a Japanese netsuke. It's carved from ivory and depicts an oni.

Yours dates to the second half of the meiji period (1868-1912) so late 19th-early 20th century.

It's a nice piece.

Congrats,

Regards,

Subject:Re: Help to identify object please
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Mon, Sep 27, 2021

from what I can see this is a Tagua Nut carving. If so, then it was carved in China.
Ernest

Subject:Re: Help to identify object please
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Tue, Sep 28, 2021

Oops. sorry. .I missed the Schreger lines. .so, it is Ivory
Ernest

Subject:Re: Help to identify object please
Posted By: Mark Adams Mon, Sep 27, 2021

It's a Japanese netsuke.
Typically made from ivory or wood.
Yours I believe is a copy made from resin and sold as a, tourist type ware. 2nd half of the 20th century.
Regards,
[email protected]

Subject:Re: Help to identify object please
Posted By: Stan Mon, Sep 27, 2021

It is an ivory netsuke. 20th century.

Cheers,
Stan


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