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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Jean A. Mann, American, 1927–2013

Grasshopper on Leaf Netsuke

1982

Porcelain

3/4 × 1 3/4 × 1 in. (1.91 × 4.45 × 2.54 cm)
Gift of the artist, Jean A. Mann
2011.202.1
The ceramicist Jean Mann has a deep interest in Japanese art and culture. The grasshopper is a traditional motif found on Japanese netsuke, which are usually carved of ivory or boxwood. Here the artist has the grasshopper resting on an insect-ravaged leaf and has rendered the work in porcelain.
Geography: 
Made in New Fairfield, Connecticut
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Jean A. Mann, New Fairfield, Connecticut; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, in 2011

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

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