Articulated iron snake by Muneyoshi

It have very handsome look that the carving is deep.
In addition, it have one more interesting thing, as for this work, the whole seemed to be covered with red lacquer. I thought it is rust. But it isn't rust but red lacquer. Probably it was produced as a red mamushi at the time.
The maker is Muneyoshi of the Tomiki family(Takase Kozan studio). He is good at making snake. And there were many works. But I haven't seen such a rare lacquer work.
size 95cm  Showa era.

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