The woolly mammoth ivory and wooden netsuke, Man with a pipe and an axe shows a Japanese man, smoking a pipe and holding an axe in his left hand. The look of leisure, captured by the master carver is stunningly natural. The man is looking up and seems to be conversing. He is sitting on a log of wood and wears a kimono with a cord tied to the waist. You can see the expression of contentment and happiness on the face of the woodcutter. The blade of the axe carved out of ivory and the handle is made of wood. The man wears a traditional band on the forehead. The plated hair reflects traditional Japanese hair styling. The dotted patterns on the kimono give it an exquisite look. The exquisitely crafted masterpiece comes with the signature of the Master Carver.
Height: 2.3, Width:1 , Length: 0 INCH