A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century
Lot 5
A wood netsuke of a rat By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,449) inc. premium

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A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century A wood netsuke of a rat  By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a rat
By Ikkan, Nagoya, 19th century
Seated, looking up to the right as it holds a large shogi piece of keima beneath one forepaw, its tail curling beneath to form the himotoshi, the slightly-worn wood bears a good patina and the eyes are inlaid, signed Ikkan.
4.5cm (1¾in) wide.

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 鼠 銘「一貫」 19世紀

    Provenance: Labbé-Barbanson collection.

    For similar models by Ikkan, see Frederick Meinertzhagen, The Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 1986, p.212. Another very similar example was sold in these rooms, Fine Japanese Art, 6th November 2012, lot 106.
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