A wood netsuke of a kappa on a clam By Homin, Edo, 19th century
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A wood netsuke of a kappa on a clam
By Homin, Edo, 19th century
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NETSUKE
The Property from an English private collection
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A wood netsuke of a kappa on a clam
By Homin, Edo, 19th century
The kappa standing on a large clam and bearing an agonized expression as it struggles to release one webbed foot which is caught in the jaws of the shell, the closed end of which is inlaid with shell, another, smaller shell inlaid beneath, the wood is variously stained for effect and the cord holes are ringed with bone, signed on a raden tablet Homin. 3.5cm (1 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • The work shows affinities with that of Komin, a similar example is illustrated by Neil K. Davey, Netsuke, a Comprehensive Study Based on the M. T. Hindson Collection, London, 1974, p.122, no.357.
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