A Nagoya school wooden netsuke depicting a well-executed snake. The snakes body coiled within the pumpkin, partially visible through rotten sections of the pumpkin. Its head and tail protrude from the pumpkin displaying delicately carved and inked scales.
Signed to the base Yoshimasa in Ukibori
Edo - Mid 19th Century
Provenance – The Katchen Collection of Netsuke
Published: Katchen, N7, vol.2, p.31, no.K329, the signature misread as Shigemasa.
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