An old, pleasingly tactile, and finely stained ivory netsuke with a stunning patina. Depicted is a naturalistically carved snail slithering across the radial gills of a large mushroom with a thick stem in the center, the underside of the stem with a finely stippled surface. The reverse showing the mushroom’s cap and himotoshi.
HEIGHT 5.8 cm
Condition: Good condition, stunning honey patina. Age cracks.
Provenance: French private collection.