A COUPLE OF TOADS (Dealer: hotoke) – Lovely and refined pair of vintage “wood-grain carving” toad okimono of scarce ‘Jindai-sugi’ (Lignitized Japanese cedar for hundreds to thousands of years), Showa period, 20th century, Japan. Large: approx. 25 x 16 x H 11.5cm (9.84 x 6.29 x 4.52in), Small: approx. 20.5 x 14 x H 9.5cm (8.07 x 5.51 x 3.74in). Comfortable touch of feeling with such smoothly rugged texture by this unique carving method as well. Brand of sculptor’s name at each backside.
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