Wooden netsuke with three toads

19th century

Signed in an ivory reserve: Masanao

2 x 4 cm

 

Netsuke representing three toads holding each other on al lotus leave. Toad in Japan is often associated with samurai philosophy. In fact, as the samurai, this animal radically change from a state of quiet, almost a trance, to a sudden movement.

 

Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1142

 
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