Netsuke – Snail on Leaves
Netsuke – Snail on Leaves
Netsuke – Snail on Leaves
Netsuke – Snail on Leaves

Netsuke – Snail on Leaves

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A beautifully rendered netsuke depicting a snail crawling over a grape vine. The veins of the leaves are carved in delicate low relief; a bunch of grapes hang below. The himotoshi, formed by an opening between the top and bottom set of leaves, completes a very well rendered netsuke; even the signature is rendered with great skill, perched upon an overhanging leaf at the opening of the himotoshi.

Circa 1800

Signed, Fujii Katsuyoshi

Width: 5.1cm

Provenance

Ex Huthart Collection

Published:

Earle, Huthart, p.351, no.327

Burditt, ICLS, p.41, fig.13

 

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