This early netsuke depicts a tortoise with its head, legs and tail completely retracted inside its carapace. The surface has a very appealing patina and is smooth to the touch from centuries of handling. Ideally compact shape. Good and well-hollowed out himotoshi through the underside.
HEIGHT 4.2 cm
Condition: Very good condition with excellent patina. Old crack on the underside.
Provenance: The Gabor Wilhelm Collection.