Sold. Russia, private collection.
Materials: Moose antler. Color petrified mammoth tusk inlay.
Dimensions: 55×27×23 mm.
Weight: 18.4 g.
The cunning Little Fox sneaks through the forest…
The netsuke is carved of European elk antler. It is the same antler the Monster Lady 2 was made of.
For the first time, I´ve met an elk antler of so high density and it is even harder than ivory.
This antler is very difficult to carve, but could be perfectly polished to shine and allows you to coat it with the smallest details, such as the delicate fur lines.
The natural, an inimitable inner texture of the antler creates a unique pattern reminding the freckles of a red-haired girl and making the Little Fox even more charming.
The maple leaf is carved of a color petrified mammoth tusk.