A Japanese Ivory (Mammoth) carved Netsuke from the Taisho period (+/- 1930).
Netsuke of a Hunchback Tiger with inlaid dark horn eyes . The netsuke is 32 mm high, 31 mm wide and has a thickness of 32 mm.
The Netsuke weighs 23 grams and is signed.
The netsuke is skillfully carved out, beautifully detailed.
The Netsuke is signed at the bottom.
The measured density is 1.89. The outer Schreger lines could be found (see picture) and the average angle was smaller than 90 degrees, what is the final proof that is is Mammoth Ivory.
Copyright 2019 @BVBA Qualiserv Plus All Rights Reserved