The Bat and Centipede Netsuke

The Bat and Centipede Netsuke
The Bat and Centipede Netsuke
The Bat and Centipede Netsuke
The Bat and Centipede Netsuke

Properties:

2013

Type: Netsuke

Sold. Russia, private collection.

Materials: Sperm whale tooth, yashabushi stain. Jet inlay.

Dimensions: 45×42×14 mm.

Weight: 12 g.

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The netsuke shows a bat carrying a centipede picked up from the ground. The hollow part of a sperm whale tooth was used as material for the figurine. I turned the other half of the hollow part into the Fish netsuke.

The figurine is stained with yashabushi ink. The eyes of the bat are inlayed with jet stone.