Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Snail on Bamboo by Hoichi

A large snail lies atop a small twist of thin bamboo, with two very small snails clinging to the sides

Signed.  Circa 1880

4.1 cm across

Information:

For another netsuke of a snail by the artist, see the catalogue of the Sotheby’s London Bushell sale, 18th November 1999, lot 339.  The artist’s exact dates are uncertain

MR3208

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