© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: OSJAP0719-069
A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A SNAIL BY MASAKAZU
By Masakazu, ivory netsuke
Japan, Osaka, early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

A naturalistic ivory netsuke of a snail with a smooth and spiraling shell and a foot with an attractively contrasting coarse and cross-etched surface. The flattened and curved underside of the foot is smooth and shows a beautiful yellow patina, as well as the himotoshi and signature in a wavy reserve MASAKAZU 正一. One of the few animals carved by the brilliant Osaka master.

LENGTH 4.8 cm

Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman.
Condition: A small section of the edge of the shell is chipped and both upper tentacles are lost with a small section still visible at the basis and edge of the shell.

Verkaufspreis:  Verkauft/ Sold

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