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Japanese Wood Netsuke Carved as Mushrooms

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1317426

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A naturalistically carved mulberry wood netsuke formed as a large mushroom partially positioned over a smaller one. The natural rich color of this exotic wood enhances the fluid form of the fungi, the larger shape overlapping the other. (Mushrooms in Japan, considered to be phallic symbols, are also associated with longevity.) Kobo incised signature plaque. This beautifully sculptured netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 2” 19th Century, Japan