An Unusual Naturalistically Carved Rootwood Netsuke Depicting a Fungus Invaded by Black Ants

An Unusual Naturalistically Carved Rootwood Netsuke Depicting a Fungus Invaded by Black Ants Formed of Lacquered Metal 
Probably Iwami School
Edo Period Early 19th Century

Size: 2.5cm high - 1 ins high 

cf: See N.K. Davey Netsuke no. 768 for a similar example by Jikwan Ganbun
An Unusual Naturalistically Carved Rootwood Netsuke Depicting a Fungus Invaded by Black Ants Formed of Lacquered Metal 
Probably Iwami School
 
Ex English Private collection

An Unusual Naturalistically Carved Rootwood Netsuke Depicting a Fungus Invaded by Black Ants

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