A boldly carved model of a group of fish encircled by a crayfish

Tanba, circa 1810

Carved model of a group of fish

A boldly carved model of a group of fish encircled by a crayfish, one side with a plump carp, the other with a member of the tuna family and smaller fish. This configuration of a group of fish by Tanba carvers exists in a few different examples, but the current example is a particularly successful realisation of the subject.

Carved model of a group of fish
Carved model of a group of fish
Carved model of a group of fish

Signed: Toyomasa

Width: 5.1cm

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