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Wood Netsuke of Toad on a Lotus Pad

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1318312

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A whimsical wood netsuke carved as a toad on a lotus pad. The bold carving, natural form and rich color of the netsuke accentuate the creature’s beauty and the plant’s structure. (A beloved animal subject among Nagoya netsuke artists, toads, more often portrayed on a water bucket or roof tile, are symbols of good luck and persistence in East Asia.) This netsuke is in excellent condition with beautiful patination. Height: 1”, width: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan