Project Description

**SOLD** Rare Wood Netsuke of a Coiled Snake by Masanao of Kyoto

Surprisingly large, the scales meticulously and deeply carved, the characteristically large himotoshi with well hollowed excavations behind. The eyes are inlays of dark horn

Signed. Kyoto. Circa 1780

5.1 cm across


Anecdotally I have heard of an ivory snake by the artist, but these are the only two of which I know


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