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  • n. Plural form of netsuke.

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Examples

  • Japanese art, such as netsukes, paintings, and such like. "

    John Thorndyke's Cases related by Christopher Jervis and edited by R. Austin Freeman

  • Greek vase forms, lovely collections of Japanese ivories and netsukes.

    The Financier

  • He learned of handsome examples of porcelain, statuary, Greek vase forms, lovely collections of Japanese ivories and netsukes.

    The Financier, a novel

  • Sometimes Mrs. Krauss would linger for fifteen minutes, sometimes for longer, talking over netsukes and Hong Kong with Ah Shee.

    The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

  • "Oh, Aunt Flora comes to Ah Shee's shop hunting for ivories; she is collecting netsukes."

    The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

  • An instant of clear vision had come; scales had fallen from her eyes; she recalled those strange excursions to Ah Shee's stifling den, the purchase of ivories so soon thrown aside; undoubtedly this collection of netsukes was a blind -- her aunt's real object was to procure _drugs_!

    The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

  • The linchpin for his discussion is a collection of 246 netsukes, miniature ornamental carvings including one of a hare with amber eyes, which were originally collected by the first Charles Ephrussi, scion of a family that was a cultural force both in Vienna and in Paris.

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  • When ceramic artist de Waal inherits a collection of netsukes, he becomes curious about his family and the provenance of the Japanese carvings they collected.

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  • He uses as the linchpin for his discussion a collection of 246 netsukes, miniature ornamental carvings including one of a hare with amber eyes, which were originally collected by the first Charles Ephrussi and handed down from generation to generation.

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  • Seeing is believing the beauty of the netsukes Charles Moore reviews The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated edition) by Edmund de Waal (Chatto and Windus) Charles Moore

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