As if dragons weren't powerful enough, this one's got a crystal ball!
Carved from chocolate-hued boxwood, this bad boy netsuke dragon has his paws - and claws - wrapped around a crystal ball and he's gazing for all he's worth...
Beautifully detailed from his wrap-around tail to his goatee - how very hip! - and even his nostrils and eyebrows are defined and distinct.
He measures 1 7/8" tall 1" wide and will make a lovely desktop or bedside table companion as he figures out your future.
Netsuke has evolved from the 17th century Japanese art of carving intricate beads called ojime from bone, stone, wood or ivory. These beads were used to close off clothing and pouches and over the centuries the art of carving intricate miniatures has made netsuke highly collectible. Netsuke can be found in fine museums and galleries all over the globe and carvings often feature the animals or mythic creatures that make up the Asian zodiacs.