A black wood and ivory netsuke of a boar and snake
School of Kaigyokusai Masatsugu, Osaka, late 19th century
4.5cm (1¾in) wide.
木・象牙彫根付 猪に蛇 銘「懐玉斎」 19世紀後期
Douglas J. K. Wright, London, 1960.
Katchen, N7, vol.1, p.119, no.K9.
The boar lying with its head lowered, one leg over a rock at its side through which the snake winds, the eyes of pale translucent amber with dark pupils, the rock inlaid with lichen in green-stained ivory.