Ugly Fish Miniature Basket

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Product Description for Ugly Fish Miniature Basket

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84855
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Item weight: 0.80 oz.
Size: 1 1/4 in. diameter by 1 1/2 in. height
Description: This art basket is a collaboration between basket artist Mary Alice Sterling and netsuke artist Tom Sterling. The result of their combined skills is exceptional.
The basket is woven from .999 fine silver with sterling silver spokes. The rim and base are both sculpted from 20,000 - 40,000 year old mammoth ivory. The fish on the lid was meticulously sculpted from .999% fine silver. The eyes are formed from double inlaid fossil ivory and jet black buffalo horn. This technique clearly shows Tom's experience as a netsuke artist. The eyes have a vivid, lifelike appearance. The basket measures approximately 1 1/4 inch in diameter and just over 1 1/2 inch in height. Exceptional work throughout and sure to be a cherished possession for either a basket or netsuki collector.

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