Finely carved as a an Ama (diving girl) holding a large awabi in one hand and a sickle in the other as she looks to her right, her face with sensitively crafted, worn, features. She wears a straw skirt which very much resembles her finely incised and inked hair. Her hair falls gently down her back, and parts in the front revealing her sensually sculpted breasts. Good, angular himotoshi through the back.
HEIGHT 6.7 cm
Condition: Good condition with age cracks and minor wear.
Provenance: German private collection.
Auction comparison: Compare to a related netsuke sold at Zacke, Fine Netsuke, Sagemono & Okimono, 2 November 2019, Vienna, lot 207.