Project Description

Wood netsuke of a cluster of rats by Masateru 

A recumbent adult is clambered over by three young of different sizes, while one lies on its back beneath its parent’s neck.  The eyes are variously inlaid in dark and red horn.

Signed on an oval ivory tablet beneath: Masateru

Height: 4cm

Provenance: 

Marc Severin collection

Private collections, Austria and Belgium

MR2166