Lovely Boxwood Netsuke: Monkey Riding On Elephant

Lovely BoxwoodNetsuke:
Monkey Riding On Elephant
One piece of delicate boxwood netsuke, a monkey riding on an elephant , inlaid eyes, two holes and artist signed.
The netsuke is estimated to be 45 mm x 45 mm x 26 mm .
The Monkey is one of the Zodiac animals symbolizing Chinese Lunar Calendar, the year of 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004.
This makes a wonderful gift for netsuke collectors or those who were born in the years of Monkey.
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A netsuke is a form of small ivor y or wood sculpture which developed in Japan over a period of more than 300 years. Netsuke served both functional and aesthetic purposes. The kimono, the traditional form of Japanese dress, had no pockets. Women would tuck small personal items into their sleeves, but men suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses or writing implements, on a silk cord, from their obi (sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. To stop the cord from slipping through the obi, a small toggle was attached. The toggle is called Netsuke.
We have the best quality netsuke in China. The Chinese artist carved and polished
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