To Tantalise through Distance

Ivory hare with amber eyes.

Research: “… the pleasure of the searching … the way you lose your sense of time when you are researching, are pulled on by whims as much as by intent.”

I had to do a double take to figure out that this is a stag.

Vitrines: “The vitrines exist so that you can see objects, but not touch them: they frame things, suspend them, tantalise through distance.”

They all just beg to be picked up - this one even more so.

Both quotes from Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes. You can see all of the other netsuke in Edmund de Waal’s collection here.

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