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Wood netsuke of a snake

Coiled with its head nesting at the top and tongue extended, while its tail wraps around just beneath. Typically of the artist, the scales are perfectly rendered. The eye pupils are inlays of dark horn.

Signed beneath: Owari koku ju Tadayoshi
Nagoya, circa 1820
Width: 3.8cm

Condition: The tip of the tail is restored.

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