Netsuke – Toad and Skull
Netsuke – Toad and Skull
Netsuke – Toad and Skull
Netsuke – Toad and Skull
Netsuke – Toad and Skull

Netsuke – Toad and Skull

Regular price
Guide Price: £1,400.00
Sale price
£1,400.00

A wood netsuke depicting a toad climbing atop a skull. The large toad is poised to push itself to the top of the skull, its trailing leg gripped just above the eye socket. The somewhat stylised skull has two almost comical front teeth and deeply excavated eye sockets. Toads from the Masanao school are a staple, often seen on sandals or broken buckets; the skull provides a nice change.

The himotoshi is formed by a natural opening at the back of the skull.

19th century

Signed, Masanao

Length: 3.7cm

Width: 3.3cm

Height: 3.7cm

If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke and would like to see additional photos and details please contact me below:

Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803

Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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