Aside from work, dinner and baking.. I collect, buy and sell (in theory) mastodon ivory netsuke, dragons mostly, but I go for daily life scenes as well.. bakers, brewers, archers etc, which reflect my personal interests.. or because the work is exceptional… netsuke and jade bowls were my reward for holding it together one more season, under arguably brutal working conditions..
They meet the high value, small size criteria. my habitat/lifestyle requires…
Each and every one has a story… a who, what, when, where and how it was acquired..
The why is more convoluted..