Tamba school wood netsuke

19th century

tightly coiled dragon

1 1/4 in., 3.3 cm

a wood netsuke of a compact and finely carved coiling dragon, with a complex intertwining of the dragon's writhing coils and licking flames, with inlaid light horn eye, bearing a deep red-brown patina; unsigned

another view


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site last updated
August 15, 2019

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
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