A nineteenth- to twentieth-century Japanese ivory okimono carved as a human skull with snakes and rats, a symbolic memento mori. (Finch & Co)
IVORY NETSUKE Early 20th Century In the form of Fukurokuju laughing while sitting beside a giant peach. Marked with Koku seal. Length 2" (5 cm).
Kashiwa true (heart) (left) and Tachibana beetle (top photo). Mayumi and cedar (lower photo)
Memento mori ivory skull, made in Europe in the 17th century
Cat "Play with ball"by Rakuchu
Ivory carving, 1640
painting / hanging scroll / Kyosai 骸骨図 河鍋暁斎