A marine ivory tusk seal netsuke of a frog, by Kinryû. Second half 19th century
Engraved with a frog jumping up to reach for a sloping branch of a willow, and inscribed with a poem. At the base a four-character seal in relief. Signed Kinryû tô.
Height 7.8 cm
Purchased from Ohmura, Hamburg, April 1969
Coll. no. 785 (printed and handwritten)