A rare wood netsuke of a snake  By Toyokazu, Tanba, 19th century
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A rare wood netsuke of a snake By Toyokazu, Tanba, 19th century
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A rare wood netsuke of a snake
By Toyokazu, Tanba, 19th century
Coiled in several loops with its head at the top and its tongue licking out, forming a compact composition in slightly-worn and well-toned wood, the eyes inlaid with pale translucent horn, signed in a rounded rectangular reserve Toyokazu.
4.5cm (1¾in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 蛇 銘「豊一」 19世紀

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection.

    Published: Adrienne Barbanson, ibid., pp.26-27, pl.5.

    For another example by Toyokazu, see Frederick Meinertzhagen, ibid., p.946. Another version by Naito Toyomasa is illustrated by Frederick Meinertzhagen, ibid., p.950.
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