Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chrysanthemum blooms

This grouping of five chrysanthemum blooms is carved in boxwood that has been colored. It measures 1 1/2" at the widest point. The idea for this piece came from a finial to a silver incense burner from the late Edo/Meiji period in Japan.

For my netsuke, I tightened up the group to better serve the requirements of the craft.