A wood netsuke of numerous rats, signed Ittan By Ittan, Nagoya, 19th century
Lot 6
A wood netsuke of numerous rats By Ittan, Nagoya, 19th century
Sold for £7,250 (US$ 12,185) inc. premium
Lot Details
A wood netsuke of numerous rats
By Ittan, Nagoya, 19th century
Tumbling over each other in an elaborate composition, carved from dark stained wood and with inlaid eyes, signed in an oval reserve, Ittan with kao.
3.8cm (1½in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 鼠七匹 銘「一旦(花押)」 19世紀

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection.

    For a somewhat similar group by Ittan, see Raymond Bushell, Collectors' Netsuke, John Weatherhill, Inc., New York and Tokyo, 1971, p.90, no.108, also illustrated by Hollis Goodall with contributors, The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Netsuke, a Legacy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Media Resources, Inc., Chicago, 2003, p.220, no.268.
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