Wood netsuke. Japan, 19th century
The dog is placed on an upside-down mortar which is smooth on the exterior. A hamaguri (clam) has grown onto its side and a tako (octopus) can be found inside it. Its white and black inlaid eyes appear lurking. The tentacles are well carved with suckers. The dog, carved in a very lively manner, has a silly, amusing face with the eyes inlaid in umimatsu. Very fine rounding and patina, the cord channel is cleverly positioned in between the octopus’ tentacles.
Condition: Good condition
Provenance: From an American private collection
HEIGHT 2.8 CM
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