Delicately crafted mammoth ivory tusk netsuke of Laughing Buddha with a small boy holding an apricot is amazingly detailed. Look at the miniscule size yet the details are impeccable. Notice the details on the robe which is loosely tied at the waist. The tiny border of the robe is clearly sculpted along with the folds in the lower garment. The plantain leaf, apricot and the happy smiles on the faces of the young boy and Buddha are stupendous. See the hand painted eyebrows in black wherein each hair is individually painted. The leaf has the details carved into it and with the rustic brown highlights it brings out the details well.
The young boy