Boxwood netsuke carved on each side with young woman trapped between the coils of a giant snake, interesting colour contrast with light and dark patina.
In Japan, the giant snake linked to popular stories is called uwaba-mi or yamakachi. These snakes were rarely seen, but highly feared by the locals.
Edo period, 19th century.
Excellent condition - Excellent patina.
The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes the delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
This lot has no ivory parts so has no selling restrictions and can be shipped anywhere.
- 19. Jahrhundert (Edo-Zeit)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Grande, eccezionale e raro soggetto - Giovane avvolta tra le spire di un serpente gigante
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 35×45×45 mm