NETSUKE: CONCH SHELL HORN, HIPPOPOTAMUS TOOTH Mid 19th Century. Hora shell, in the wide opening there is meticulous carving. Mountain landscape, four Yamabushi of the Shugendo school and one more person, possibly En no Gyoja, the founder of the school, protected by an Oni on a rock. Delicately carved and engraved. The shell's surface looks as if embossed and is coloured slightly darker. Beautiful, shiny patina. L. 5,5 cm.