A rare ebony netsuke of a snake By Deme Taiman, early 19th century
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A rare ebony netsuke of a snake By Deme Taiman, early 19th century
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A rare ebony netsuke of a snake By Deme Taiman, early 19th century A rare ebony netsuke of a snake By Deme Taiman, early 19th century
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A rare ebony netsuke of a snake
By Deme Taiman, early 19th century
Coiled in several irregular loops, its head at the top and the scales indicated by lightly-incised lines, the wood is slightly worn, signed Deme Taiman.
4.2cm (1⅝in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 蛇 銘「出目泰満」 19世紀前期

    An unusual example, in that Deme Taiman (or Yasumitsu) is hitherto only recorded as a member of the Deme Family of mask carvers.
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