An unusual spherical ivory netsuke of takaramono. Late 19th century The large ball is carved with takaramono such as Daikoku's mallet, scrolls, flaming tama, key (kagi), kakure gasa and kakure mino, treasure bag, shippô, chôji, along with Ebisu's eboshi and sea bream and Daikoku's cap, all on a asa-no-ha diaper ground. Signed Kiyokatsu in a fudô-shaped reserve.
Gorgeous incredibly intricately carved netsuke.
Naito Toyomasa (Japan, 1773 - 1856) Monkey in Chestnut, first half of 19th century Netsuke, Wood with inlays