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Japanese Netsuke

Originally used as practical objects, netsuke have become an outlet for sculptors to express their creativity and a popular collectible worldwide. First discovered in 17th century Japan, netsuke serve as a solution to the lack of pockets in the Japanese kimono. These small fixtures help to hold multi-compartmented boxes known as "inro," which are used to carry possessions. Netsuke are worn above the obi of the kimono, fastened to a rope or cord which is passed under the obi, and strung onto the inro.

Japanese netsuke can be made from a wide variety of materials including ivory, hardwood, clay or porcelain, metal, and in rare cases, even walnuts or coral. The most common medium for creating netsuke has historically been ivory. However, as obtaining ivory from a live animal is now illegal... Read more

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Erotisches Netsuke und kleine Deckeldose?Japan, Me

March 25, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Bamberg, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Two netsuke

March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€200 (starting bid)

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Netsuke à forme de singe

March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€120 (starting bid)

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Quatre netsuke

March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€400 (starting bid)

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Quatre netsuke

March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€500 (starting bid)

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Sept netsukes

March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€500 (starting bid)

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Trois netsuke

March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€200 (starting bid)

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A Wooden Japanese Netsuke - Signed

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Netsuke of a Boy

March 25, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Ivory netsuke

March 26, 2017, 1:00 PM AEDT
Alexandria, Australia

AUD480 (starting bid)

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Japanese Ivory Netsuke,

March 26, 2017, 1:15 PM AEDT
Camperdown, Australia

AUD240 (1 bid)

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Vintage sight Japanese Erotic Netsuke

March 26, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Signed Japanese Ox Bone Netsuke, Man with Peaches

March 26, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Antique 19th Century Japanese carved ivory netsuke

March 27, 2017, 2:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£340 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED MARINE IVORY NETSUKE, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY |

March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£50 (1 bid)

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A NETSUKE Japan ca. 1900. Lucky god. Black

March 28, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Hildrizhausen, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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NETSUKE

March 29, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€400 (starting bid)

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NETSUKE

March 29, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€200 (starting bid)

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BEAU ET FIN NETSUKE

March 29, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€800 (starting bid)

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NETSUKE

March 29, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€500 (starting bid)

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NETSUKE

March 29, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€300 (starting bid)

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A 19th century Japanese ivory netsuke of a dragon height: 2 in. (5 cm)

March 29, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD105 (starting bid)

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A Japanese carved ivory netsuke, length: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)

March 29, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD105 (starting bid)

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A Japanese carved netsuke of a monkey and rabbit height: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)

March 29, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD105 (starting bid)

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Japanese Hand Carved Wooden Goat

March 29, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Port Alberni, BC, Canada

$25 (starting bid)

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A VINTAGE IVORY NETSUKE

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€30 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€25 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF VINTAGE IVORY NETSUKES

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€44 (starting bid)

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A GROUP OF THREE JAPANESE VINTAGE IVORY NETSUKES

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€120 (starting bid)

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A GROUP OF FOUR JAPANESE VINTAGE IVORY NETSUKES

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€160 (starting bid)

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A GROUP OF FOUR JAPANESE VINTAGE IVORY NETSUKES

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€140 (starting bid)

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A GROUP OF SIX JAPANESE VINTAGE IVORY NETSUKES

March 30, 2017, 5:30 AM CET
Bilbao, Spain

€200 (starting bid)

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A signed Meiji period amber netsuke of a crouching figure 73.1 grams

March 30, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD300 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF THREE FROGS ON A LEAF

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (1 bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF A SMILING NOMAD

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF CHILDREN PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF THREE FIGURES BY A WELL

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF A FRUIT VENDOR

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF A SNAKE SELLER

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF A FOOD VENDOR

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF A PAIR OF NOMADS

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY NETSUKE OF A FROG AND A SNAKE ON A WOOD BEAM

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$70 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY EROTIC FEMALE NETSUKE

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$100 (1 bid)

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A JAPANESE CARVED IVORY EROTIC MALE NETSUKE

March 31, 2017, 11:00 AM EET
Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

$100 (1 bid)

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Netsuke walrus tusk Buddha

March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
King Park, NY, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Netsuke bone hand carved 19th c

March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
King Park, NY, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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Japanese Netsuke  - A c.1900 carving of a squid wi

April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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INRO WITH KATABAMI-MON AND NETSUKE WITH OKAME

April 1, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€340 (starting bid)

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