Netsuke – Snake winding its way through a rotting pumpkin
Netsuke – Snake winding its way through a rotting pumpkin
Netsuke – Snake winding its way through a rotting pumpkin
Netsuke – Snake winding its way through a rotting pumpkin

Netsuke – Snake winding its way through a rotting pumpkin

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

3.5cm

Provenance – The Katchen Collection of Netsuke

Published: Katchen, N7, vol.2, p.31, no.K329, the signature misread as Shigemasa.

 

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