The Brutal Kirin Netsuke

The Brutal Kirin Netsuke
The Brutal Kirin Netsuke
The Brutal Kirin Netsuke
The Brutal Kirin Netsuke
The Brutal Kirin Netsuke

Properties:

2012

Type: Netsuke

Sold. Russia, private collection.

Materials: Fallow Deer (Dama dama) antler. Jet inlay.

Dimensions: 78*31*35 mm.

Weight: 34.2 g.

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This is the first in the series of three netsuke: Baku, Kirin, and Shishi. The antler of a European fallow deer (Dama dama) was used as the material for this netsuke. The "Flowing brooks" technique was applied. With this technique, I attempt to fully use the natural form and shape of the material, getting rid of as little as possible. Toning was done with yasha. Pupils are inlayed with jet stone.