The Playful Shishi Netsuke

The Playful Shishi Netsuke
The Playful Shishi Netsuke
The Playful Shishi Netsuke
The Playful Shishi Netsuke

Properties:

2013

Type: Netsuke

Sold. Russia, private collection.

Materials: Fallow deer antler. Jet inlay.

Dimensions: 69 mm long.

Weight: 27.1 g.

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This is the third 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. Stained with natural herbal dyes. The eyes are carved from mammoth tusk, pupils are inlayed with jet stone.