A wood netsuke depicting a pair of snails by Masakazu. The smaller snail sits atop the larger, the shells of both snails rendered with exceptionally detailed line work. The netsuke is worn in places and a lovely patina has formed. The front of the larger snail’s body is raised back up and resting on its shell, the back section curls around to form the himotoshi.
Signed Masakazu, Nagoya
The shell of the smaller snail and several of the snail's antenna have been well restored.
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