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Japanese Netsuke

Originally used as practical objects, Japanese netsuke has 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. Netsukes 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 is ivory netsuke. However, as obtaining ivory from a live animal is now illegal, production... Read more

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Collection of 7 Antique Netsukes (5 Signed). Circa  19thc.  (7 Items)

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM GMT
Nr Llangollen , United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Carved Stone & Bone Figurines, Netsuke, Small Box

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$50 (4 bids)

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A Resin Chicken Netsuke

April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Resin Bulldog Netsuke

April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Metal/Bronze/Brass Netsuke in the Form of a Rabbit

April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Metal/Brass/Bronze Netsuke in the Form of a Chicken

April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique carved ivory netsuke of man with frog on his back

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese carved ivory netsuke of man vegetable seller, signed on ba

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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Japanese carved ivory netsuke of man lying in bed, signed on base

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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Japanese Meiji period ivory netsuke of man with tools

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese carved ivory netsuke of man with gourd, signed on base

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese netsuke of man with basket (legs missing) & figure of squa

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese ivory 5 cm netsuke of man with bowl, signed

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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Antique Japanese carved ivory netsuke of basket with maze, signed on base

April 22, 2018, 10:30 AM ACST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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Japanese Ivory Netsuke

April 24, 2018, 3:00 PM GMT
Tel-Aviv, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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Japanese Ivory Netsuke

April 24, 2018, 3:00 PM GMT
Tel-Aviv, Israel

$80 (starting bid)

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Japanese Ivory Netsuke

April 24, 2018, 3:00 PM GMT
Tel-Aviv, Israel

$80 (starting bid)

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Netsuke. Japan early 20th C.

April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€100 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 NETSUKES

April 26, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€60 (1 bid)

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Netzuke Japan approx. 1900s

April 26, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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Deux okimonos et un netsuke à sujet érotique, Japon, début XXe s

April 26, 2018, 12:00 PM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF300 (starting bid)

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Netsuke figurant un crapaud, Japon, époque Meiji (1868-1912)

April 26, 2018, 12:00 PM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF300 (starting bid)

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, Meiji period (1868-1912), carved, engraved and co

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, around 1920, carved in the round, engraved and po

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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A Japanese ivory netsuke, Meiji period (1868-1912), carved and engraved, ma

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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A Japanese boxtree netsuke, 19th c., carved, a seated man with fan, signed,

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€180 (starting bid)

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Three Japanese bone netsuke around 1920, carved, the eyes ebonized, a seate

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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A Japanese ivory netsuke around 1900, carved, treetrunk with three rats, si

April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Konvolut: 3 Netsuke, JAPAN, 1900-1945

April 27, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Stuttgart, Germany

€130 (starting bid)

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Three Japanese Wood Figure Netsukes

April 27, 2018, 7:00 AM PST
Flemington, NJ, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A pair of Japanese wood mask Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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A wood netsuke of Fukurokuju

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A fine wood Netsuke of a Karako holding a dog

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Four wood Netsuke’s

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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A wood Netsuke of Chokaro Sennin

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A rare wood and lacquer Netsuke with movable head

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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A wood netsuke with Shibayama-style inlay

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A rare lacquered and gilt wood Netsuke of a Noh dancer

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€240 (starting bid)

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Three coloured Hinoki-wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Three wood netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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A wood Netsuke of Gama Senning

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A wood Netsuke of a Samurai, by Shogyuku

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€75 (starting bid)

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A wood netsuke of an Oni begging for alms

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€75 (starting bid)

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Four wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€300 (1 bid)

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Two wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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Four wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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Three wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Four wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€240 (starting bid)

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Four wood netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€400 (starting bid)

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A wood netsuke of a Karako

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A wood Netsuke of a man with a grain mill, by Gyokuzan

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (starting bid)

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An early 18th century wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A wood Netsuke of Daikoku holding Uchide-no-Kozuchi

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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An 18th century wood Netsuke of rat catcher

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (1 bid)

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A wood netsuke of a pair of Noh dancers performing the Sambaso

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€150 (1 bid)

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A wood Netsuke of a Chajin preparing tea

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A wood Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€75 (starting bid)

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A wood Negoro Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€75 (starting bid)

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Two Negoro Netsuke

April 28, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Zwolle, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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