The Fungi

Fungi Netsuke
Fungi Netsuke
Fungi Netsuke



Type: Netsuke

Sold. Russia, private collection.

Materials: Warthog tusk. Amber inlay.

Dimensions: 53×20×16 mm.


This netsuke is made from the tip of a tusk of the African warthog. A small piece of the tusk had been lying on my worktable for a long time constantly getting into my sight. Finally, I just took it and carved these mushrooms. This work is reminiscent of the late English carver Guy Shaw's carving "Fungi" although it was not my goal to copy his work.

Yashadama staining. Signature on an amber inlay.