Project Description

Walrus ivory netsuke of frogs by Kaeru Seimin 

A group of ten frogs support each other in carrying various objects, including a waraji. The ivory is carved in great detail with much undercutting

Signed beneath in red inked characters: Seimin. Circa 1800

Length: 4.7 cm

Provenance: 

Teddy Hahn, Darmstadt

Information: 

Another very similar example, with 11 frogs, was also in the Hahn colleciton, illustrated in the Barry Davies catalogue devoted to it, no.  111

MR1887