Does surface wear affect the value?
Moderate signs of wear and use are regarded as improvements to quality and are desirable. Small defects are acceptable in direct relationship to the age of the netsuke. Note that the wear on a netsuke must be minor, and not so excessive as to suggest damage.
What is the single most important factor in evaluating netsuke?
The ultimate criterion is artistry, and aesthetics. The elements of design, composition, balance and contrast must be present and grounded in fine workmanship. Even a common subject may be regarded as rare by virtue of original treatment and brilliant craftsmanship.
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