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Japanese netsuke (base), 19th century

Japanese netsuke (base), 19th century

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Caption

View of the bottom of a Japanese netsuke, carved from ivory, showing a signature. Netsukes are button-like ornaments historically worn in Japan. They were used to suspend items from the sash of a kimono.

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