Charming Ivory Netsuke: Teaching Fishing - c1950


Discover a piece that warms the heart and captivates the eye: our circa 1950 ivory netsuke, exquisitely carved to depict an adult male imparting the timeless skill of fishing to a child from the rocky shores. This netsuke is more than a mere decorative item; it is a vivid portrayal of guidance, learning, and the precious moments shared between generations. Crafted with remarkable precision and attention to detail, this scene is immortalized in ivory, offering a glimpse into a serene moment frozen in time. The artistry of vintage ivory carving shines through in every curve and expression, creating a piece that is both a testament to skilled craftsmanship and a beacon of shared human experiences across time.


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  • Material: Genuine Ivory
  • Theme: Teaching Fishing
  • Era: Circa 1950
  • Technique: Exquisite Carving
  • Condition: Preserved with Care, Rich in Detail
  • Cultural Significance: Captures Timeless Moment of Guidance and Learning

Note on Ivory:

We, at David's, hold a deep respect for nature and all living beings. It is our firm stance against the use of any part of nature or living things for art or amusement at their expense. Our commitment to this principle is reflected in our collection, as all our ivory pieces were acquired on or before the end of the 1960s. We offer these precious items in honor of the elephants, aiming to educate about antiquity and inspire respect for nature in current and future generations.