A wood netsuke of a tree-frog on a lotus seed pod By Matsuda Sukenaga, Takayama, Hida province, 19th century
Lot 37
A wood netsuke of a tree-frog on a lotus-seed pod By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
Sold for £20,000 (US$ 34,240) inc. premium
Lot Details
A wood netsuke of a tree-frog on a lotus-seed pod
By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
The frog climbing over the large pod, looking out for danger with an alert expression, its hind legs poised to leap and the lotus stalk trailing forward over the pod which has several loose seeds inserted beneath, signed in a sunken rectangular reserve Sukenaga. 4.2cm (1 5/8in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 蛙 銘「亮長」 19世紀

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection.

    Published: Alain Ducros, ibid., no.111.
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