A fine cockerel sat with his wings raised slightly and to the underside of the drum, a rain dragon carved in relief.
Attributed to Masatami, Nagoya (1854-1928)
An almost identical model including rain dragon was sold as Bonhams -The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection of Fine Netsuke - Part I - lot 107 (Our version is missing the signature but also lacks the horrid stickiness of the wooden Katchen netsuke of the 1st sale).
Small restoration to one wing
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