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Toad Sitting on a Sandal
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Toad Sitting on a Sandal

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Description As was characteristic for this period, the sculptor has striven for the maximum verisimilitude in rendering this toad seated on a straw sandal, carefully depicting the warty surface of its skin. He alternated between a black stain for the toad and a light brown tint for the sandal.
  • Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture of Japan. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • The FabergĂ© Menagerie. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 2003-2004.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Masakatsu
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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2nd half 19th century (Edo-Meiji)
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
7/8 x 1 13/16 in. (2.2 x 4.6 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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