Project Description

Boxwood Netsuke of a Balled Rat by Ittan

This is very much the composition one expects of Masanao of Yamada and his followers, leaving the question of where it originated. The eyes are large inlays of dark buffalo horn

Signed. Nagoya. Circa 1840

Width 2.9cm

Literature:

Signed. Nagoya. Circa 1840

Barry Davies Oriental Art, The Robert S Huthart Collection of Non-Iwami Netsuke, n° 149

Provenance:

Sale, Christie’s London, 28th May, 1980, lot n° 133

Robert S Huthart, Hong Kong

Barry Davies Oriental Art

European private collection

Sydney L. Moss, 2006, purchased by the present owner

MR3986

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