A wood netsuke of a rat on a chestnut by Goho
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A wood netsuke of a rat with a chestnut By Mitani Goho, Iwami, Edo period (19th century)
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A wood netsuke of a rat with a chestnut
By Mitani Goho, Iwami, Edo period (19th century)
The rodent shown jealously guarding a large chestnut, the animal's hair rendered with fine lines and the eyes inlaid in amber, signed on the underside Goho
1 7/8in (4.7cm) long

Footnotes

  • This is a rare subject for Goho who was best known for his studies of frogs and shells.
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