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Dark Stained Wood Okimono of a Snake by Sukeyuki

Weaving through the holes in a rock to which cling some caps of reishi fungus, and with grasses and sasa bamboo respectively incised and carved in relief at the base. Eyes of glass

Signed: sentei sukeyuki zo. Hida Takayama. Circa 1900

Height 8cm

With Sukenaga, Sukeyuki was the most prolific and proficient carvers of snakes from Takayama. A similar okimono was sold at Sotheby’s London, 24th February 1971, lot 27

MR4154

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