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354 KITSUNE AND PUPPY NETSUKE BY ALEXANDER DERKACHENKO By Alexander Derkachenko, Mammoth ivory with jet inlay Ukraine, 2018 Finely carved as a Kitsune with finely carved and colored flowing robes. The movement of the composition is depicted brilliantly. A charming little puppy is placed next to the magical fox. One of Derkachenko’s most accomplished subjects. Derkachenko notes: According to a Japanese tale, Kitsune left the family (husband and son) because of a puppy given by her mother-in-law. HEIGHT 4.4 cm Condition: Excellent condition. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

355 KAPPA ON THE STUMP NETSUKE BY ALEXANDER DERKACHENKO By Alexander Derkachenko, Boxwood, mammoth ivory and mother of pearl Ukraine, 2018 Finely carved as a Kappa on a hollow tree stump holding a magical pearl. The inside of the stump with a ghost or skeleton of the Kappa carved from mammoth ivory. Alexander Derkachenko notes that the second title of this work is “Fear of the Kappa”, since according to legend Kappa are not afraid of anything, however what happens when the he sees a ghost or a skeleton of a Kappa? LENGTH 3.8 cm Condition: Excellent condition. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

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