Project Description

Dark Stained Wood Netsuke of a Snail, by Sari

Both the shell and the soft parts assiduously incised with patterns, the whole with a beautiful sheen

Signed. Iwashiro. Circa 1820

Height: 2.5 cm Width: 4.3 cm Depth: 3.5 cm

With a tomobako, not necessarily original, inscribed kibori katatsumuri [wood carving of a snail] netsuke. Sari seems to have been particularly drawn to subjects with shells, clams and snails constituting nearly half his output

Located in the USA

Price: US$8,500