Masanao - vegetable netsuke

Ise Yamada, circa 1850

A pile of vegetables: a pumpkin and two aubergines lie at the bottom, while leafy daikon, an uprooted hasuimo (taro), edamame and a long pepper are heaped on top, forming a naturalistic grouping

Signed in a sunken reserve: Masanao
Width: 4.2cm

Provenance:
A.E. Tebbutt collection
M.T. Hindson collection
Published:
Davey, N.K., Netsuke, revised edition 1982, p.222, pl.678

Signature Masanao