Wood and ivory netsuke, palaces in a clam, carved by Kagetoshi

From Japan
Edo period, 19th century AD

The illusion of palaces in the bubbles of the clam's breath illustrates the impermanence of the illusory world. This is a typical subject for the netsuke carver Kagetoshi.

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Asia F994


Gift of Sir A.W. Franks


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