Kazumasa

19th century

Kazumasa

An umoregi netsuke of a pair of turtles and a solitary snail on a section of driftwood. While the two chelonians have found an eminently suitable resting place, the snail is distinctly out of its comfort zone as it provides a delectable snack for its companions.

The snail inlaid in ivory, the himotoshi ringed in stag antler.

Kazumasa

Signed on in inlaid green stained stag antler plaque: Kazumasa

Width: 4.7cm

Kazumasa