Original Japanese netsuke, carved in Tagua nut, vegetable ivory, finely detailed and signed on the back.
In excellent condition, as shown in the photos.
Do you know what a Netsuke is?
They are small traditional Japanese sculptures, whose origin probably dates back to the 15th century, they were commonly used as clip to secure small containers or objects to the Kimono belt. Each netsuke has two small holes (in this case they have been cleverly hidden among the chelicerae) in these spaced passed a silk cord, that secured the Netsuke to the kimono.
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