Sold. USA, private collection.
Materials: Bloodwood. Bone, amber and moon-stone inlay.
Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.6 x 2.0 cm.
Fish and a pearl. This netsuke carved from Bloodwood.
The eyes are inlayed with amber. Natural himatoshi are created by openings near the tail. The pearl carved from moon-stone and free moving inwardly of mouth.
Signature is at the bottom on the bone inset.
You can observe the carving process for this particular netsuke.