Sadayoshi – frog on a bamboo section

An alert frog pauses on a section of cut bamboo, it slender back leg braced to leap. its body is plump and the skin finely stippled and enhanced with sumi-e ink. The eyes are double inlaid in silver-coloured metal and brass.

Sadayoshi netsuke frog on bamboo - Rosemary Bandini
Sadayoshi netsuke frog on bamboo - Rosemary Bandini
Sadayoshi netsuke frog on bamboo - Rosemary Bandini
Sadayoshi netsuke frog on bamboo - Rosemary Bandini
Sadayoshi netsuke frog on bamboo - Rosemary Bandini

Signed in a wavy reserve: Sadayoshi

Osaka

Circa 1860

Length: 5.5cm

Provenance: An old English collection

Similar example: Lazarnick, G., MCI, New York 1986, vol. II, page 689

Sadayoshi