London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
A wood netsuke of Ashinaga with an octopus
carved wearing straw apron and shirt with ivory inset buttons, grappling with the octopus beneath him, the octopus with two tentacles reaching up around the man's neck, both with horn inset eyes, signed Jyuitto to base -- 1½in. (3.8cm.) wide, (minor wear).
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