Japanese Netsuke Carvings Photos

Japan is noted for several types of miniature sculpture. Netsuke are button-like fasteners for Inro boxes men carried like wallets for personal items. Other miniature carvings are found on combs and snuff bottles.

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Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inro with bear design & Netsuke with lion dancer head from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Collection of Netsuke & Inro from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro (most 1700-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of Netsuke & Inro (most 1700-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Inro with bear design (1700-1900) & Netsuke with lion dancer head (1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Japanese netsuke & inro carved with carp at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Japanese netsuke & inro with robed men at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Japanese covered stacked case at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Japanese covered stacked case at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Japanese netsuke & inro carved with carp at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Japanese netsuke & inro with robed men at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Japanese covered stacked case (aka inro) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Japanese covered stacked case (aka inro) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Japanese covered stacked case at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Netsuke of skull with two snakes & Netsuke of Hannya mask from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of three boatmen & pine on clamshell from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of monkey in coils of snake from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Japanese covered stacked case (aka inro) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Netsuke of skull with two snakes (1800-1900) & Netsuke of Hannya mask (c1650-1705) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of three boatmen & pine on clamshell (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of monkey in coils of snake (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Netsuke of snail & ant on bamboo from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of octopus with basket of sea bream, clams, abalone from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Japanese ivory Netsuke of two frogs wrestling on lotus leaf at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Japanese ivory netsuke with rat & candle at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.
Netsuke of snail & ant on bamboo (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Netsuke of octopus with basket of sea bream, clams, abalone (c1800-1900) from Japan at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA.Japanese ivory Netsuke of two frogs wrestling on lotus leaf (19th C) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Japanese ivory netsuke with rat & candle (1868-1912) at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.
Japanese ivory rabbit netsuke at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Japanese netsuke in form of rabbit at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Japanese ivory tree spirit netsuke at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Collection of netsuke in Newton Arts Building at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.
Japanese ivory rabbit netsuke (1773-1856 C) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Japanese netsuke in form of rabbit at Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.Japanese ivory tree spirit netsuke at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Collection of netsuke in Newton Arts Building at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.
Netsuke collection from Japan at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Japanese ivory Okimono of skeleton at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver fish serving set from Sheffield, England with ivory handles from Japan at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Japanese-style comb with crane at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Netsuke collection (18th-19th C) from Japan at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Japanese ivory Okimono of skeleton (19th C) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver fish serving set (1881) from Sheffield, England with ivory handles from Japan at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Japanese-style comb with crane at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Japanese-style comb with tortoise at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Japanese-style comb with cranes at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Japanese-style comb with tortoise at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Japanese-style comb with cranes at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.


Collection of Chinese & Japanese snuff bottles at Chester Beatty Library. Dublin, Ireland.



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