As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this very finely carved Meiji period ( 1868 – 1912 ) circa 1890 Boxwood Netsuke of a toad by the leading Netsuke carver Masanao of Ise , the Toad is modelled sat upon a tightly woven sandal , the Toads Eyes are inset with black horn, the Himotoshi has been created from one of the Sandal thongs , the artist has signed the Netsuke to the underside in an oblong seal , another great Boxwood Netsuke from the same UK collection as many others previously listed , a fine addition to your Netsuke or Japanese works of art collection .
Private UK collection.
Condition report :
Lovely used condition with great colour .
For a recent sale of a similar sized Netsuke see , Bonhams New Bond Street , 8th May 2106 , Netsuke from a private collection , Lot 69: A wood netsuke of a toad on a sandal By Masanao, Ise, 19th century
Height: 0.75″ 2.0 cm
Width: 1.75″ 4.3 cm
Depth: 1.2″ 3.0 cm
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