Collection Area: Japanese Art

8 objects

Gama Sennin

This netsuke, was carved from a single block of ivory, and depicts Gama Sennin, a Chinese immortal (hsien-jen), who carries a large frog on his shoulder. The netsuke is conceived in the round and carved on all surfaces. One foot, the figure’s left, is chipped; the other foot is raised in a lively manner, as …


Container with frog at rim

Light gray clay, darkened on surface by use. Potter’s mark “Shun’u,” without frame, impressed on base to right. Clear ash glaze under copper-green (rusu) glaze streaked with bluish white, forming thick welt just above base. Clear glaze on inside. Relief figure of tiny frog climbing over rim. With ivory lid.