Authentic Pre-Ban Ivory Old Man Netsuke NO RESERVE!
- Source: eBay
For auction is an exquisitely carved and detailed, guaranteed authentic pre-ban ivory Netsuke. It is in the shape of an old man with a flowing beard, an engraved scroll in one hand and a carved walking stick in the other. A stork sits beside him on a tall stool, another stork stands behind him on one foot. The man's robe is purple with an orange sash; the sleeves and belt are decorated in a crosshatch pattern in dark green. It is signed on the bottom and an original tag (price tag?) is on the bottom. It has a very nice patina on it thanks to care and age.