Project Description

Pale Wood Netsuke of Two Wrestling Frogs by Ouchi Sosui (1907-72)

Locked in combat on a very small lotus pad as a dojo, their skins beautifully worked, their eyes inlays of dark buffalo horn

Signed beneath: Sosui to

Height: 3.6 cm

For once these amphibians are not engaged in the omnipresent kawazu throw

Provenance:

Jacques Carré collection

Information:

Sosui was the son of Gyokuso and pupil of Morita Soko, two of the best carvers of the 20th century. To be reminded of what a consummate carver he was, it is worth revisiting the Bonhams New York sale catalogue of the Kirchhoff collection, September 16th 2009, lots 2071 to 2084

MR3538

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