Netsuke/ miniature carving

Boxwood Sashi Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, elongated shape, carved in relief with lotus seed pods and leaves to the front, signed "Shimizu..." on the back, lg. 7 1/2 in.

Boxwood Sashi Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, elongated shape, carved in relief with lotus seed pods and leaves to the front, signed "Shimizu..." on the back, lg. 7 1/2 in.

Japanese Netsuke - Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom Carved with Mountain Pavilions by Kaigyokusai (Masatsugu) (Japan, Osaka, 1813-09-13 - 1892-01-21) / Mid to late 19th century , Ivory with staining, sumi, inlays

Japanese Netsuke - Buddhist Jewel of Wisdom Carved with Mountain Pavilions by Kaigyokusai (Masatsugu) (Japan, Osaka, 1813-09-13 - 1892-01-21) / Mid to late 19th century , Ivory with staining, sumi, inlays

Description: China, carved Shoushan Chrysanthemum, expertly carved bouquet of flowers, including a chrysanthemum, decorated by natural coloring of stone . Height 12 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

Description: China, carved Shoushan Chrysanthemum, expertly carved bouquet of flowers, including a chrysanthemum, decorated by natural coloring of stone . Height 12 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

Carved stone ball, Towie, Aberdeenshire, 3200–2500 BC. Nearly all have been found in north-east Scotland, the majority in Aberdeenshire, the fertile land lying to the east of the Grampian Mountains. A similar distribution to that of Pictish symbols led to the early suggestion that Carved Stone Balls are Pictish artefacts. No one really knows what they were for, but they are at least very pretty!

Carved stone ball, Towie, Aberdeenshire, 3200–2500 BC. Nearly all have been found in north-east Scotland, the majority in Aberdeenshire, the fertile land lying to the east of the Grampian Mountains. A similar distribution to that of Pictish symbols led to the early suggestion that Carved Stone Balls are Pictish artefacts. No one really knows what they were for, but they are at least very pretty!

Approximately 5,000 years old these enigmatic stone ’balls’ were discovered at the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland. Their original use remains a mystery.

Approximately 5,000 years old these enigmatic stone ’balls’ were discovered at the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland. Their original use remains a mystery.

Neolithic Pictish Orb discovered in Northeast Scotland. What is intriguing about these stones is that nobody knows what they were used for or what they could possibly symbolize. There have only been 387 neolithic stone orbs found and they vary in their shapes and complexity of design.

Neolithic Pictish Orb discovered in Northeast Scotland. What is intriguing about these stones is that nobody knows what they were used for or what they could possibly symbolize. There have only been 387 neolithic stone orbs found and they vary in their shapes and complexity of design.

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Artist Tian Hongbo from Weifang, Shandong province, shows one of his ...

Artist Tian Hongbo from Weifang, Shandong province, shows one of his ...

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