Netsuke From Holland

Gallery

Here you can see a selection of the netsuke I made over the years.
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Boxwood netsuke

Kirin Sitting with his head turned upright, with double inlaid horn eyes. 
Trilobite Half curled up. I thought this shape would be ideal for a netsuke. Made after a real fossil example. 
Dragon Ryusa shaped netsuke of a dragon.
Tengu Made after Toyomasa. The eyes made of amber. 
Octopus  With double inlaid eyes. Yellow staining.
Boar Resting boar with double inlaid horn eyes and antler tusks.
Tanuki With double inlaid eyes of light and black horn. Made after examples of carvers like Minko and Kokei.
Lizard  Lying on a wood log. Ukibori on the lizard. The eyes are made of stag antler with black horn pupils. About 6 cm long. Own design in Japanese style.
Kirin A figure with a human face. His eyes are triple inlaid with three colors horn. 
Dragon  Very bold dragon coiled up. Eyes Made of stag antler and black horn.
Baku Sitting on the ground with his head turned up. Eyes made of brown and black horn.
This netsuke is now in The LUB Collection, Switzerland.
Kirin A tall Kirin with double inlaid horn eyes. This netsuke is now in The LUB Collection, Switzerland.
Tera-Tsutsuki The Tera-Tsutsuki or Temple pecker is a legendary bird with a large bill, which he uses to peck away the pillars of temples causing them to collapse. When you try to catch the bird it will fly to your house and rip it to pieces. Inlaid with antler and horn eyes.
This netsuke is now in The LUB Collection, Switzerland.
Baku  First baku in a series. Inlaid with two colors horn eyes.
Baku  Second Baku I carved in a series. Inlaid with antler and horn eyes.
Baku  Third Baku I carved in a series. Inlaid with amber and horn eyes.
Baku  Fourth Baku I carved in a series. Inlaid with light and black horn eyes.
Kirin  First Kirin in a series. The eyes are triple inlaid. Yellow amber, warthog tusk and black horn.
This netsuke is now also in The LUB Collection, Switzerland.
Kirin  Second Kirin in a series. The eyes are made of horn with black horn pupils.
Weird Wolf  A wolf eating a deer leg. Eyes made of stag antler with black horn pupils.
Dutchman  A tall standing Dutchman with a deer slung over his back.

Wood netsuke and other materials

Kirin  Third Kirin in a series. Made a similar one a few years ago. Light colored. Took my 8 months to finish. (With interruptions.) 
Baku Fifth Baku in a series. Copied from pictures in netsuke books. The original is unsigned but probably by Kokusai or Rensai. Made of a very solid piece of stag antler. 
Toad  Inlaid with dark yellow horn eyes. The pupils are painted on the inside. Carved from Mountain Mahogany, from the USA. This wood was kindly given to me by an American carver.
Venus of Willendorf A smaller copy of the famous stone age figure made as an netsuke. I saw it in a book and it seemed a very good netsuke shape to me. Made of coromandel wood. A kind of ebony. Unstained.
Gekko The animal sitting on a tree log. Made of umimatsu, a black coral species. The most difficult material I carved so far. Own design in the Iwami style. 
Salmon The head of the fish made from a little horn of a goat. The shape and texture of the horn are left intact for the most part. 
Crab A piece of driftwood with a crab sitting on it. Made of a piece of mammoth ivory with it's natural bark left intact. 
Cicada A folded leaf with the insect sitting on it. Made of the tip of a horn. 
Praying mantis Sitting on a piece of bamboo. Stag antler with brown horn eyes. 
Eagle The bird's head made of a small boar tusk. 
Kappa Sitting on a shell with one foot stuck. Made of stag antler. Eye pupils of black horn. 
Skull Carved from stag antler. It is a Neanderthal skull.


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