A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century

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A wood netsuke of a seated rat
By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century

Sold for £ 10,625 (US$ 12,924) inc. premium
A wood netsuke of a seated rat
By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
Seated, looking around to the left with an alert expression as it protects a large lotus-seed pod, with several inserted loose seeds, beneath its raised forepaws, its tail trailing to one side and its eyes inlaid, signed in an oval reserve Sukenaga. 3.8cm (1½in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 鼠 銘「亮長」 19世紀

    Provenance: Labbé-Barbanson collection, purchased at Hotel Drouot, Paris.

    A very similar netsuke of a rat with a lotus-seed pod by Sukenaga was sold at Sotheby's, London, 18th June 1997, lot 192.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the correct dates for Matsuda Sukenaga is (1800-1871) and not as recorded in the catalogue.
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A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
A wood netsuke of a seated rat By Matsuda Sukenaga (1810-1871), Takayama, Hida Province, 19th century
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