Wonderful hand carved signed netsuke that I was told is hippo ivory. If you look at the faces of the mermaid and the baby dolphin, you can see how beautiful the details are. The dolphin and mermaid are embracing each other. This sweet carving is about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. In very good shape except for a tight crack near the baby dolphin that I could not get a good picture of. This lovely netsuke is artist signed.