Japanese Ivory Netsuke Meiji Period, Late 19th Century. Carved ivory in the form of a scholar holding a staff and a fan and accompanied by two students. Signed "Gyokubun". Netsuke were small intricately carved toggles worn by men for centuries before the adoption of western dress. *Note* this item is a restricted trade item and antique that meets the requirements of CITES documentation. 2 1/4” Tall.