An ivory netsuke of a rat  Kyoto, early 19th century
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An ivory netsuke of a rat Kyoto, early 19th century
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,272) inc. premium
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An ivory netsuke of a rat
Kyoto, early 19th century
Seated, its head raised and bearing an alert expression as it sniffs the air, while holding its long tail forward around its body, the ivory slightly worn and the eyes inlaid, unsigned. 4cm (1½in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 鼠 無銘 19世紀前期

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection.

    Published: Adrienne Barbanson, Fables in Ivory, Japanese Netsuke and Their Legends, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, 1961, pp.82-83, pl.33.
    Christian Science Monitor Books, September 1961.
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