Our Five Dragon Group netsuke is intricately detailed and oh so interesting. If you’d like to know where a dragon comes from, count its toes. Three-toed dragons like these, are Japanese and said to live in bodies of water. The dragon is the fifth animal in the Chinese zodiac.
Netsuke were used as both toggle and counterweight to help suspend hanging purses or boxes from the sash of a man's kimono. This is a hand-painted reproduction of an ivory netsuke from 19th century Japan in LACMA’s Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection.
- Reproduction hand-painted polymer netsuke
- Approximately 1.75 inches long
- Beautifully gift-boxed with legend
- Imported for LACMA