Ryusa Netsuke - Grasshopper
Ryusa Netsuke - Grasshopper

Ryusa Netsuke - Grasshopper


A stag antler ryusa netsuke. A grasshopper sits amongst flowers at night. The dark porous section of the antler is cleverly used to highlight the night scene; grasses sweep across the top of the netsuke and onto the verso where they encircle the bar of the himotoshi, forming a symmetrical composition.

In the early 1880s, Zeshin created several paintings depicting similar scenes to this netsuke.


Circa 1880

Width – 3.7cm

Depth – 1.2cm 


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