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Japanese Wood Netsuke of an Octopus in a Pot

Japanese Wood Netsuke of an Octopus in a Pot


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An amusing wood netsuke carved as an octopus trapped within a pot (tsubo) with clam and abalone sculpted naturally at its base. In an attempt to escape, the invertebrate has cracked the pot, exposing his head and tentacles. Yoshihisa signature incised within a rectangular cartouche on the base. This netsuke is in excellent condition with no problems and no restoration. Height: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan