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Juniper Toad

Janel Jacobson

2008    Size   H: 1.8 in  W: 2.25 in  D: 1.25 in  

In a private collection

A plump, stout toad carved from a piece of Juniper given to me by a Ukrainian netsuke carver, Sergey Osipov. For years I have kept toads and tree frogs in my carving studio, and have been endlessly fascinated by watching them. The eyes are inlaid with amber and gold leaf. The bumps were all carved individually since the wood was not one that would respond to the grain raising technique of ukibori.

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