The Right Choise Netsuke

The Right Choise Netsuke
The Right Choise Netsuke
The Right Choise Netsuke
The Right Choise Netsuke
The Right Choise Netsuke

Properties:

2014

Type: Netsuke

Sold. USA, private collection.

Materials: Mammoth tusk, mother-of-pearl and jet inlay

Dimensions: 44×26×35 mm.

Images:            

This netsuke shows a monkey on a branch reaching over to grab a persimmon. It could have picked a fruit closer to itself but decided to go for the biggest one, even though it required more effort to reach it. A better result always requires more effort.

The figurine is carved from mammoth tusk, and the eyes are inlayed with mother-of-pearl and jet stone.