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NETSUKE what do you think?

Article about: Hello All, I have had this netsuke in my collection for awhile and thought i'd share it with you, and ask a question. What significance if any, does this character have in Japanese culture?

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    Hello All,

    I have had this netsuke in my collection for awhile and thought i'd share it with you, and ask a question.
    What significance if any, does this character have in Japanese culture? It appears to holding a birds nest.
    As always, I am looking forward to any and all opinions.

    Take Care, Mart

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    Matt, that does not look like Japanese (or HK/Chinese) work to me. And I do not think it is a netsuke because it does not have string holes.

    --Guy

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    Hello Guy,

    Thanks for your help! Well, now i know what it is'nt.

    Thanks and take care,

    Mart

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    My initial thought is that it is carved from bone.
    I can't quite identify the robe the figure has.
    Obviously it is a death figure but I can't seem to identify origin or time it is supposed to represent.
    It is an interesting puzzle.

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    Looks like a bobble head. Maybe one of those things that go on a car dashboard?



    Sorry. Couple of glasses of rum makes me a fool.......

    Whatever it is, it is pretty cool!

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    I Think it's a nun that was a teacher I had when I was a kid...although, maybe not...this one is Smiling..
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi Mart,

    Can you please tell me the height of the item and have you a photograph of the base you can post? Thanks.

    Regards,
    Stu

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    Seems like something out of Dia de Los Muertos. Maybe Mexican in origin?



    Tom

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    Hello,

    Thanks all, for your interest and input on this thing! Here are more photos i hope they help.
    Let me know what you think..... Take care Mart

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