Sold. Japan, private collection.
Materials: Tagua nut. Amber and mother-of-pearl inlay.
Dimensions: 48×32×27 mm.
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.