Circa 1800


In an overlapping arrangement, a long stalk provides a cord attachment, of very fine quality, the beans looking very real. The carver made smart use of the natural colouring of the material, resembling real bean pods, signed.


H. 5.4 cm


This is almost identical to the Behrens example illustrated in the catalogue of the Red Cross Exhibition, London, 1915, pl. LIV, no. 149



- Tsuruoka, Charles A. Greenfield and Jacques Carré collections
- Private collection (purchased 18 September 1979)

Very fine ivory Netsuke of Three Edamame Beans by Kiyokatsu