1890’s ivory netsuki

Nov 23, 2020. 02:35 UTC
1890’s ivory netsuki
United States of America

Japanese art

Acquired from

For sale

Ivory netsuki skull with snake atop


Carved in the 1890’s

Answered within 1 day
Nov 24, 11:48 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Bryan,

You have a 'Netsuke' made in Hong kong in 1970 / 1980. Its, what I can see, elephant ivory. The hong kong makers made very high quality carving with the Japanese examples in mind. These ateliers were active from the 1950ties to made the world wide demand for Netsuke. Unfortunately you cannot sell this piece without a CITES certificate. If you do not have recipe and / or export papers with the netsuke I am sad to say you will not going to get and CITES certificate. That means that if you would like to sell the piece it cannot be sold in a public sale. My estimation is based on what I believe a collector would like to give as a price if you would sell it directly to him / her. I cannot advise to do so but I can tell you what I believe a fair price would be. The skull and the snake are both very appealing to many buyers. The carving is very well done. My estimation is conditional as you can officially not sell it in public I believe.

This is a conditional appraisal, which means that we have not verified the authenticity of this item. Click here to learn more about the authentication resources that Mearto offers.
Bryan conner Nov 29, 20:18 UTC

Added more images

Please log in to comment
Register Log in

This item is maybe for sale

  • Messages are private
  • No fees for seller
  • No fees for buyer
  • Buy directly from seller
To contact seller you need to log in or register
Register Log in
Other items from seller

No more items

Related items from other collectors