Project Description

Dark wood netsuke of a turtle 

Signed with a kaō. Circa 1850

Length: 5.3 cm

MR2646

Compare with a wood inro in the form of a turtle, illustrated in Lazarnick’s ‘Netsuke and Inro Artists …’, vol 2, p. 1043, with a tentative reading Sui. In his note he acknowledge’s the possibility, more likely in my view, that this is a kakihan, and possibly that of Hidari Issan

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