Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Wild boar (Sus scrofa) tusk. Mother-of-pearl and amber inlay.
Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm.
Weight: 15.1 g.
Enraptured by my work...
I'm drawn away at once
By gentle scent of salmon.
This is the third of five tusks that arrived to me from Thailand. This netsuke was intended to be fish-like. I like salmon. It is very tasty! So I tried to convey my feeling of salmon through this netsuke.
The eyes are encrusted with black oyster nacre and Baltic amber. The item is signed.