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Ivory Netsuke of a Rat by Sadayoshi

The rat of slender form with small ears, clasping the shoot with its forepaws, its tail sweeping up onto its back.  The eyes are inlays of dark buffalo horn

Signed. Probably Osaka. Circa 1820

Length: 4.3 cm


Fuld has 3 entries of rats by Sadayoshi in his Index, of which 1 may be a duplicate.  I have had 2 netsuke of rats by him which are not listed