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Neil Holton Japanese Art

Dog & Sack

An old, at least early 19th Century stag-antler Netsuke of a Dog on a Sack.

Transformed by time and ownership to a glorious mound of tactile material. When I picture stag-antler, in its raw state it amazes me how it achieves that combination that delights the eye as much as the hand.

Our little art form also amazes me, how for so little money one can collect real tactile art, meant for everyone - in this sense there truly is a Netsuke out there for any pocket, its really how it should be!


4.4cm High