Netsuke, wood. Japan, 19th cent.Skillful realistic depiction with very beautiful, deep red-brown color of the wood. The bucket is four-sided and wider to the top, a cross stick is attached over the opening on which a rope was tied for drawing water from a well. The rope is broken off, seen coiling around one side. On the other, a frog is crawling in lively naturalistic composition. More rows of pegs in black horn are inlaid. The cord passage is in the middle of the fourth side, which is not…

Netsuke, wood. Japan, 19th cent.Skillful realistic depiction with very beautiful, deep red-brown color of the wood. The bucket is four-sided and wider to the top, a cross stick is attached over the opening on which a rope was tied for drawing water from a well. The rope is broken off, seen coiling around one side. On the other, a frog is crawling in lively naturalistic composition. More rows of pegs in black horn are inlaid. The cord passage is in the middle of the fourth side, which is not…

Frog On Stool - Netsuke Ukw486 Netsuke photo

Frog On Stool - Netsuke Ukw486 Netsuke photo

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