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Wonderful Japanese Signed Wood Carving of Two Frogs

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1920: Item # 1336098
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A very charming Japanese wood carving of a large frog with a puffed out chest and a smaller frog standing on its back. Hand carved with wonderfully lifelike detailing. Artist's signature on the underside reads "Kokei". Kokei was a netsuke carver who lived around 1781-1801 (Edo Period). He was especially good at carving tigers and hence his name means "tiger valley". He was born in Ise and learned his skills in Kameyama. Size: 6" H x 7" L x 4.75" W