Netsuke – Kyoto School Rat
Netsuke – Kyoto School Rat
Netsuke – Kyoto School Rat
Netsuke – Kyoto School Rat

Netsuke – Kyoto School Rat

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A fine ivory netsuke of a seated rat, its tail neatly wrapped around his body, held in with its front paws. Lowering its head and turned to one side, he lifts a hind leg to scratch his ear. The rat’s large eyes are inlaid with dark horn and the area around the eyes raised and polished to form delicate eyelids. His body is covered in carefully incised hairwork, and the himotoshi is formed by one larger and one smaller hole to the base. 

Circa 1780

Unsigned – Kyoto

Length – 4.7cm

Width – 3.7cm

Height – 3.2cm

Provenance - Ex. Teddy Hahn Collection 

Published in Japanese netsuke from the collection of Teddy Hahn by Rosemary Bandini 

If you are interested in purchasing this netsuke you can contact me via the details below.

Phone or Whatsapp: +447534 423 803

Email: robert@willford-ja.co.uk 

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