A small ivory netsuke of a rat and candle By Ranseki, Kyoto, 19th century
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A small ivory netsuke of a rat and candle By Ranseki, Kyoto, 19th century
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,299) inc. premium
Lot Details
A small ivory netsuke of a rat and candle
By Ranseki, Kyoto, 19th century
The rat seated, its body curled to the right as it gnaws through the large candle, its tail trailing beneath to form the himotoshi, the ivory is lightly stained and the rat's eyes are inlaid, signed Ranseki. 3.2cm (1¼in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 蝋燭に鼠 銘「蘭石」 19世紀

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection, purchased in Kyoto, 1956.

    Ranseki was one of the late followers of Hogen Rantei, working in Kyoto during the 19th century. From extant examples, he was not as prolific as his contemporaries, Ransen and Ranmei, and his netsuke were invariably of ivory, generally small and carved with fine detail.
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