Circa 1850


Signed beneath in a raised oval reserve: Masanao. Yamada.


A pleasing composition of coils, the mouth delineated by rope-like lips typical of the artist, and the eyes inlaid in dark horn.

L. 4.3 cm across


- Max Rutherston ltd., 2014

- Private collection, France (consigned to Max Rutherston ltd.)


Wood Netsuke of a Snake by Miyage Masanao of Yamada