Kanman (1793-1859)

Iwami, circa 1840

A buffalo horn netsuke of a snail on an aubergine, the mollusc emerging from it’s smooth shell to explore the vegetable’s surface. A short stem with a leaf is attached to the calyx.

Signed in ukibori on the stem: Iwami no kuni Kanman to (carved by Kanman of Iwami province) with kao
Length: 6.5cm

Signature Kanman