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Netsuke TADPOLE by RYOSHU

Netsuke TADPOLE by RYOSHU


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960: Item # 1327724
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Small netsuke of a tadpole in a stage when it starts growing its legs. Rare subject, superbly realistic carving of shapes and textures perfectly capturing the essence of the creature. 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 1/2 inches.