A wood netsuke of a snake By Tadatoshi, Nagoya, 19th century
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A wood netsuke of a snake By Tadatoshi (circa 1770-1840), Nagoya, 19th century
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A wood netsuke of a snake
By Tadatoshi (circa 1770-1840), Nagoya, 19th century
Coiled in asymmetric tight loops with its head at the top and its tongue licking out over its scaly body which forms a compact composition in dark-stained wood, the eyes inlaid, signed with ukibori kanji in a rectangular reserve Tadatoshi.
3.8cm (1½in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 蛇 銘「忠利」 19世紀

    Provenance: Labbé-Barbanson collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 20th February 1986, lot 34.

    A similar study of a snake by Tadatoshi is illustrated by Victor Harris, Netsuke, the Hull Grundy Collection in the British Museum, British Museum Press, London, 1987, p.56, no.213.
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