Project Description

Wood Netsuke of Okame by Masakazu

A witty rendering of this classic model, the yawning mouth wide open with uvula visible behind, the tiny breasts pointing downwards, the armpits and belly button incised with short hairs

Signed beneath. Nagoya circa 1850

Height: 6.1 cm

INFORMATION: A similar netsuke with damaged foot is in Reikichi, p. 132, and was in the Bushell collection, sold at Sotheby’s London, 18th November 1999, lot 59

MR3171

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