An amusing ivory netsuke of man, naked except for a loincloth, painfully exclaiming as his hand is stuck under a gigantic mushroom on top of a basket. His expression is quite ambiguous as he is happy about his find, however he is also obviously in pain. The weave pattern on the basket is very well carved. Large himotoshi through the underside.
HEIGHT 3 cm, LENGTH 5 cm
Provenance: British private collection.
Condition: Very good condition.