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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960: Item # 1200384

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Netsuke 2 TADPOLES by RYOSHU
Unusual ivory netsuke of two differently sized tadpoles - one in a stage when it starts growing its legs, the other one did not get there yet. Rare subject, elegant composition, superbly realistic carving of shapes and textures perfectly capturing the essence of the creatures, yet also having a feeling of an abstract sculpture. Wonderful clean carving, signed RYOSHU on the bottom - for information on one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Superb piece, all that a great netsuke shall be. Length 1 5/8 inches.


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