Sold. Japan, private collection.
Materials: Tagua nut. Amber and mother-of-pearl inlay.
Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm.
The Inshore Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) and Tai-fish.
This netsuke carved from tagua nut and stained. Squid eye is inlaid with mother-of-pearl from the black-lip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). Fish eye from amber.
Natural himatoshi are created by squid legs.
My signature is engraved in an amber reserve.
You can observe the carving process for this particular figurine.