Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Seated Small Boy a Puppy Dog

A Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Seated Small Boy a Puppy Dog Held in his Arms the Dogs Eyes Inlaid with Translucent Horn with Darker Pupils he Wears an Apron Tied at the Back of his Neck
Unsigned
Late 19th Century

Size: 4cm high - 1½ ins high

 
A Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Seated Small Boy a Puppy Dog Held in his Arms the Dogs Eyes Inlaid with Translucent Horn with Darker Pupils he Wears an Apron Tied at the Back of his Neck
Unsigned
Late 19th Century

Size: 4cm high - 1½ ins high

 
Small images of puppies and dogs were traditionally given to children in Japan as protective amulets.
Ex European Private collection

 

Japanese Ivory Netsuke of a Seated Small Boy a Puppy Dog

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