Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Sperm whale tooth. Mother-of-pearl, red coral and jet inlay.
Dimensions: 47×38×19 mm.
Weight: 16.6 g.
Yet one more netsuke, which image was born as a whole and at once drawn in my working notebook.
Experienced fox stepped on the tail of a brave mouse that was frightened and climbed on the fox´s hind leg. Here I’ve tried to express uncertainty of the moment: we do not know the end of this story and who will win.
The netsuke is carved of marine ivory inlaid with mother-of-pearl, red Mediterranean coral, and jet.