Unusual Carved Antler Netsuke Or Large Chinese Amulet, Children W/fish & Bats
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Unusual Carved Antler Netsuke Or Large Chinese Amulet, Children W/fish & Bats:
Unusual old late 19th c. netsuke, large ojime, or amulet, most likely from Japan, but possibyfrom China.
It is carved of ox bone or antler, depicts thre smiling children (?) with a fish and bats. It is very skillfully carved from one piece of material, and is hollow inside.
It measures approx. 1.75" h. x 1.75" in diameter, weight is 57.4 grams.
It has holes top and bottom, also onthe sides where the design has been carved through.
There are no marks or signatures that can be seen.
It has darkening of the material on one side, and lovely patina from years of use and handling.
Offered 'as found' in excellent estate condition.