A Superb ‘Manju’ Netsuke Carved from Ivory Simulating a Termite Infestation in a Wooden Structure

A Superb ‘Manju’ Netsuke Carved from Ivory Simulating a Termite Infestation in a Wooden Structure
The details of the termite damaged wood are finely carved and stained and a wonderful honeyed patina has developed over the centuries to provide a visually stunning and tactile netsuke
Japan
Early 19th Century 

Size: 5.3cm dia. 2cm deep - 2¹⁄₈ ins dia. ¾ ins deep
A Superb ‘Manju’ Netsuke Carved from Ivory Simulating a Termite Infestation in a Wooden Structure
The details of the termite damaged wood are finely carved and stained and a wonderful honeyed patina has developed over the centuries to provide a visually stunning and tactile netsuke
Japan
Early 19th Century 

Size: 5.3cm dia. 2cm deep - 2¹⁄₈ ins dia. ¾ ins deep
Manju Netsuke are flat, round netsuke with the carving usually done in relief and are shaped like a popular Japanese confection called ‘manju’.

A Superb ‘Manju’ Netsuke Carved from Ivory Simulating a Termite Infestation in a Wooden Structure

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