A wood netsuke of a kappa on a clamshell by Komin
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A dark wood and ivory netsuke of a kappa on a clamshell By Komin, Tokyo, Edo period (19th century)
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
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A dark wood and ivory netsuke of a kappa on a clamshell
By Komin, Tokyo, Edo period (19th century)
The sprite shown with a distressed expression as he realizes his foot is caught fast in the closed shell of the clam, some of the fleshy interior of the bivalve exposed and rendered in ivory, signed Komin and with kao
1 11/16in (4.3cm) wide

Footnotes

  • A similar example of this subject by the artist was sold Bonhams, London, Fine Japanese Art, 16 May, 2013, lot 38.
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