Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Mammoth tusk. Amber, Mother-of-pearl and Bison leg bone inlay.
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2. 9 x 2.1 cm.
Weight: 16.2 g.
Two moons were hanging above the horizon. The Moon Rabbit was watching thoughtfully his reflection on the dark surface of an emerald lake. A lonely autumn leaf suddenly started its farewell dance on the water being driven by a subtle wind. The Big Carp stopped for a moment and then again went on gathering sparks of a star powder in a crystal clear depth.
The netsuke is carved from a mammoth tusk and stained with yasha.
The eyes of the Rabbit are inlaid with Baltic amber. If you look at the Rabbit from a certain angle, you will see moon gleams in the depths of his eyes.
The leaf is encrusted with a fossil bison bone.
The «star dust» is encrusted with a mother-of-pearl.
Signed on the right hind paw of the Rabbit.