An Ise-Yamada school boxwood netsuke of two toads, by Masanao. Late 19th century

An Ise-Yamada school boxwood netsuke of two toads, by Masanao. Late 19th century

A large female toad squatting in typical pose with head slightly turned to the left, while a smaller male toad, also facing left, sits on the back. All eye pupils of black wood. Signed Masanao. Chip.
Height 3.3 cm; length 4.6 cm

Provenance

Purchased from Helmut Laudenbach, Berg, 14.9.1985
Coll. no. 481 (handwritten)

Lot 1150

Estimate:
800 € - 1.200 €

Result:
1.116 €