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A Japanese carved-ivory parrot okimono is to auction at Bonhams on July 10. The lovable ornithological specimen, sculpted as if in the midst of preening his feathers, is estimated to be worth £10,000 ($15,000).

A large and finely carved ivory okimono of a parrot on wood perch Meiji

Netsuke d'une grue en ivoire <br>Japon, fin du XVIII<sup>E</sup> siècle | Lot | Sotheby's

An ivory netsuke of a crane, unsigned, Japan, late

The Argonauta ~ tagua-nut netsuke by Sergey Osipov

The only octopus living in a shell (females only, to be accurate) is Argonauta. These ocean dwellers have absolutely unusual behavior and life style. Particularly, such a behavior is revealed during the mating season.

Early to mid 19th century, Ivory, carnelian, Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

✯ Weight in the form of a Skull Surmounted by a Snake, Early to mid century, Ivory, carnelian :: Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Gift of David YOUNG

An unusual wood netsuke of a dragon in a hora. First half 19th century

An unusual wood netsuke of a dragon in a hora. First half century This is beautiful

Dragon in clouds netsuke from the Asian Art Museum

Dragon in clouds netsuke (Asian Art Museum).

Japanese Art, Asian Art, Samurai, Humor, Ivory