A rare erotic "Shibayama" in the form of a mushroom with an elongated cap and a stipe in the form of a penis. The gils underneath the cap are beautifully detailed. The entire surface of the mushroom is covered with insects.
Ivory, inlaid in a variety of carved natural materials of varying textures and colors, such numerous sea-shells, horn, stained ivory, wood and coral.
Japan. Late 19th century.
Dimensions: length 16,5cm
Price : on request