Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Juniper wood. Amber, black buffalo horn and jet inlay.
Dimensions: 52 x 31 x 24 mm.
Weight: 13.6 g.
This netsuke carved in burl of Prickly Juniper (Juniperus Phoenicea) from Formentera island. Natural color.
The eyes are inlaid in two pieces each: from black buffalo horn (the fillet) and from jet (the eye).
The bird's foots are are carved from black buffalo horn.
The 14 whiskers are made from black buffalo horn.
The signature is at the bottom, in the amber mounting.