Okimono: Toad


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Okimono: Toad   (1999.13.0008)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Art
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Artist/Maker Signed Masanao. Masanao Ise-Yamada renowned netsuke shi, who also produced okimono.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Edo Period (1603-1868) - Early Meiji Period (1868-1912), 19th century
Culture Japanese

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 15.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 8.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.2 cm
Weight 131 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Boxwood, Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Inlaying
Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Reddish Brown (2.5YR 2/2) -Base. Moderate Reddish Brown (10R 3/6) -Mouth. Strong Yellowish Brown (7.5YR 5/8) -Side.

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

"A Japanese boxwood okimono of a toad with inlaid eyes, 6" L, signed Masanao. Masanao Ise-Yamada was a renowned netsuke maker, who also produced okimono. The okimono being rarer than the netsuke. He is know for his carving of toads, tigers and other animals) The toad is found in decorative arts including okimono and netsuke. The toad is credited with magic powers." - Bernie McManus, Appraiser, Woodbury House, Connecticut, 10/23/1999

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Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Fred A. Freund Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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