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Lot 211 - JAP0522

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Lot details

By Tsuramitsu (Kanman, 1793-1859), signed Iwami-no-kuni Kanman to and with a kakihan
Japan, Iwami Province, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Earle, Joe (2000) The Robert S. Huthart, p. 275, no. 244.

The frog squatting with its hindlegs bent on the radial gills of an upturned mushroom, the boldly carved stalk trailing to the side, the amphibian’s eyes double-inlaid in pale and dark horn. Note the superb treatment of the individual textures of the carving, including the subtle use of ukibori on the frog. The base signed Iwami-no-kuni TSURAMITSU to (carved by Tsuramitsu [Kanman] of Iwami Province) with a kakihan. Asymmetrical himotoshi to the base.

LENGTH 5.9 cm

Condition: Good condition with typical wear. A small repair to the back of the right leg.
Provenance: Ex-collection Robert S. Huthart.

Auction comparison:
Compare a closely related netsuke by Kanman, dated early 19th century, at Bonhams, The Robert S. Huthart Collection of Iwami Netsuke, 15 May 2019, London, lot 113 (sold for 4,812 GBP).


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