© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-121
NOBUKAZU: AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A SNAKE WITH FROG, SANSUKUMI
By Nobukazu, signed Nobukazu
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

Amusingly carved as a coiled snake with a comical expression. A little frog is seated in an opening of the winding body of the snake, which is about to close and crush the poor amphibian. Natural himotoshi which allow the netsuke to perfectly hang on the obi, so that both the frog and the looming snake are visible. Signed NOBUKAZU in a slightly faded reserve.

HEIGHT 4.1 cm

Condition: The ivory slightly worn. Good condition.
Provenance: Hungarian collection.

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