A stag-antler and metal netsuke of a snail and mushroom
By Ozaki Kokusai (1835-1892), Shiba, Tokyo, 19th century
The snail of iron with gilt splashes, slithering over a stag-antler mushroom and two discs carved in relief with a wind-blown leaf, the detachable snail incorporating the himotoshi, signed Koku(sai).
£2,500 - 3,000
JPY 370,000 - 450,000
US$ 3,900 - 4,700
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