Kyoto, circa 1780


Tightly composed, licking its tail, the hair-work is incised in detail and bears much of its original stain, the eyes are large cabochons of dark buffalo horn, with charming wear and gloss attesting to its age.

L. approx. 4 cm across


Private collection, United Kingdom
With us, pre-2021

Fine Kyoto School Netsuke of a Rat