Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Rat by Katada (Kachu)

Crouching holding its tail with all four paws. Its teeth are inlays of bone, its eyes mid toned buffalo horn
Signed. Echigo. Circa 1850
Length: 4.7 cm
Fuld lists 6 netsuke by an Echigo artist called Shugetsu Kachu, 5 toads and a horse. A typical Echigo toad is listed and illustrated by Neil Davey in the Hindson collection book , p. 271, no. 831. It seems that the horse and this rat are rare departures for this artist