Project Description

Large Wood Netsuke of Snails by Hideharu

Two adults and a smaller snail clustered together

The lines of pigment are allegedly made using powdered turtle shell. While netsuke of single snails by many carvers are quite common, Hideharu is unusual in favouring such large groups of 2 or 3. For another, see the Christie’s London catalogue of the François Storno collection, 16th May 2007, lot 319

Signed. Nagoya. Circa 1880

Height 4cm

Literature:

Gabor Wilhelm’s report of the Christie’s sale in Bulletin Association franco-japonaise, n° 83, pp. 44-45, illustrated

Repeated in INSJ, 24/1, p. 35

Provenance:

Sale, Christie’s Paris, 19th November 2003, lot 48

MR3954

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