April 8, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 138
 

138

Three Japanese carved wood netsuke: measure and toad, snake and toad, monk and jar

The first depicting a toad resting on a measure, signed Gyokukazu; the second a coiled snake with a toad resting upon its back, signed to its underside; the third unsigned (3).

H: 1 1/2 in. (tallest)

Provenance: Property from the collection of Mary Leah Howell Zengel (c. 1892 - d. 1954)
Thence by descent in the family

Sold for $1,071
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,500


 

The first depicting a toad resting on a measure, signed Gyokukazu; the second a coiled snake with a toad resting upon its back, signed to its underside; the third unsigned (3).

Provenance: Property from the collection of Mary Leah Howell Zengel (c. 1892 - d. 1954)
Thence by descent in the family

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