Up for auction this week is a great collection of JAPANESE NETSUKES, I am listing them one by one due to their Beautiful different designs , shapes and sizes , and since I have a few hundreds of them , I cannot go in details describing them one by one as I always do for my buyers with all the other unique items and listings, therefore I created this Bulk Description and I will use it as a template to list all my NETSUKES.

for the size measurements please use my pictures as I purposely took pictures of each one of them next to a measuring tape (URGHHHHHH What a hard task it was ) , Although I am listing them individually please let me know if you are interested in buying a lot and just copy and paste their item #s and I will be more than happy to accommodate you.

Since I am using this template for all my Netsukes I am presenting you below with a little historical overview on Netsukes for those of you who are not very familiar with it.
Enjoy your shopping and discovery and I wish you luck in your bidding.

NETSUKE OVERVIEW.

netsuke is a small sculptural object which has gradually developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. Netsuke (singular and plural) initially served both functional and aesthetic purposes. The traditional form of Japanese dress, the kimono, had no pockets. Women would tuck small personal items into their sleeves, but men suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses, writing implements, and other items of daily use on a silk cord passed behind their obi(sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. The netsuke was attached to the other end of the cord preventing the cord from slipping through the obi. A sliding bead (ojime) was strung on the cord between the netsuke and the sagemono to allow the opening and closing of the sagemono.

The entire ensemble was then worn, at the waist, and functioned as a sort of removable external pocket. All three objects (netsukeojime and the different types of sagemono) were often beautifully decorated with elaborate carving, lacquer work or inlays of rare and exotic materials. Subjects portrayed in netsuke include naturally found objects, plants and animals, legends and legendary heroes, myths and mystical beasts, gods and religious symbols, daily activities, and myriad other themes. Many netsuke are believed to have been talismans. These items eventually developed into highly coveted and collectible art forms. Today we see a broad range from “folk art” carvings to levels of sophistication some consider to be fine art.

With transition to European dress, the use of sagemono and netsuke declined, nearly disappearing over the period from the end of 19th to the first quarter of the 20th century but the production of netsuke did not completely go away. Instead, under a strong influence of Western collectors visiting Japan in larger and larger numbers, netsuke developed into a form of fine art and exists as such today with true master-carvers from all over the world still creating these little masterpieces. Unfortunately, the souvenir industry both in Japan and abroad stimulated production of low artistic value mass-produced figurines mimicking the real netsuke to satisfy the growing tourist demand. Those netsuke-like objects should not be confused with the authentic art pieces regardless of their age and origin.



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I will not misrepresent the value of the item (closing price) on customs forms and I won’t mark an international item as a gift on customs forms. It's against the law.

International buyers will have to pay for return postage and insurance on all returns.

Please note I will generally always ship on the sam business day as long as I receive and clear payment on my Paypal before 11:00 AM cut off time. Please also note that it may take a day longer to respond to buyers questions in different time zones. 

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International buyers are responsible for their country’s customs fees or duties.  Some countries are slow to process items due to customs duties that are due.  We have no control over the length of time it takes for your country to process and compute your customs duties that must be paid by you prior to release of your purchased item by your postal service.  Customs duties are not a part of postage or shipping costs, they are to be paid by you as required by your countries customs laws.

I will not misrepresent the value of the item (closing price) on customs forms and I won’t mark an international item as a gift on customs forms. It's against the law.

International buyers will have to pay for return postage and insurance on all returns.

Please note I will generally always ship on the same business day as long as I receive and clear payment on my Paypal before 11:00 AM cut off time. Please also note that it may take a day longer to respond to buyers questions in different time zones. 


DUE TO LIGHTING CONDITIONS AND MONITOR SETTINGS COLORS MAY APPEAR DIFFERENT TO EACH USER. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.


We are very honest at describing our items but please keep in mind that we are only human so please if we feel that we have  overlooked anything , feel free to ask us any questions you might have.


In addition to this great item, we invite you to check out our other items and add us to your favorite seller list. 



International Buyers - Please note:

We ship only to a confirmed shipping address No PO boxes please.

California buyers will be charged a sales tax at check out ( it is the law )


In  items where we offer Free shipping, it only applies to the United States of America ONLY , again International buyers please contact us for a shipping quote.

International buyers are responsible for their country’s customs fees or duties.  Some countries are slow to process items due to customs duties that are due.  We have no control over the length of time it takes for your country to process and compute your customs duties that must be paid by you prior to release of your purchased item by your postal service.  Customs duties are not a part of postage or shipping costs, they are to be paid by you as required by your countries customs laws.

We will not misrepresent the value of the item (closing price) on customs forms and we won’t mark an international item as a gift on customs forms. It's against the law.

International buyers will have to pay for return postage and insurance on all returns.


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Please note we will generally always ship on the same business day as long as we receive and clear payment on our Paypal before 11:00 AM cut off time. Please also note that it may take a day longer to respond to buyers questions in different time zones. 


We accept returns on most our items at the exception of beauty products , candles and a few selected items as we see fit .

Unless a return has been triggered  due to a mistake on our part in the listing all buyers with no exception will be responsible to pay for the shipping both ways. We will refund the purchase amount minus the shipping fees.

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Up for auction this week is a great collection of JAPANESE NETSUKES, I am listing them one by one due to their Beautiful different designs , shapes and sizes , and since I have a few hundreds of them , I cannot go in details describing them one by one as I always do for my buyers with all the other unique items and listings, therefore I created this Bulk Description and I will use it as a template to list all my NETSUKES.

Please let me know if you are interested in buying a lot and just copy and paste their item #s and I will be more than happy to accommodate you.


Since I am using this template for all my Netsukes I am presenting you below with a little historical overview on Netsukes for those of you who are not very familiar with it.

Enjoy your shopping and discovery and I wish you luck in your bidding.


NETSUKE OVERVIEW.


netsuke is a small sculptural object which has gradually developed in Japan over a period of more than three hundred years. Netsuke (singular and plural) initially served both functional and aesthetic purposes. The traditional form of Japanese dress, the kimono, had no pockets. Women would tuck small personal items into their sleeves, but men suspended their tobacco pouches, pipes, purses, writing implements, and other items of daily use on a silk cord passed behind their obi(sash). These hanging objects are called sagemono. The netsuke was attached to the other end of the cord preventing the cord from slipping through the obi. A sliding bead (ojime) was strung on the cord between the netsuke and the sagemono to allow the opening and closing of the sagemono.

The entire ensemble was then worn, at the waist, and functioned as a sort of removable external pocket. All three objects (netsukeojime and the different types of sagemono) were often beautifully decorated with elaborate carving, lacquer work or inlays of rare and exotic materials. Subjects portrayed in netsuke include naturally found objects, plants and animals, legends and legendary heroes, myths and mystical beasts, gods and religious symbols, daily activities, and myriad other themes. Many netsuke are believed to have been talismans. These items eventually developed into highly coveted and collectible art forms. Today we see a broad range from “folk art” carvings to levels of sophistication some consider to be fine art.

With transition to European dress, the use of sagemono and netsuke declined, nearly disappearing over the period from the end of 19th to the first quarter of the 20th century but the production of netsuke did not completely go away. Instead, under a strong influence of Western collectors visiting Japan in larger and larger numbers, netsuke developed into a form of fine art and exists as such today with true master-carvers from all over the world still creating these little masterpieces. Unfortunately, the souvenir industry both in Japan and abroad stimulated production of low artistic value mass-produced figurines mimicking the real netsuke to satisfy the growing tourist demand. Those netsuke-like objects should not be confused with the authentic art pieces regardless of their age and origin.


BUYER BEWARE OF CHEAP IMITATION NETSUKE THE REAL ONES DON'T SELL FOR  VERY CHEAP PRICES ACTUALLY THEY GO FOR HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS 

AFTER THE HOLIDAYS CLEARANCE SALE WITH CLEARANCE PRICES