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Wood Netsuke of a Rat by Futatomo

Crouching on top of an edamame bean which it clutches with three paws. Its eyes are cabochons of dark buffalo horn

Signed. Circa 1860

Length: 4.3 cm

Provenance:

Anonymous sale, Christie’s NY, 4th December 1986, lot 240

Alan Liss (Sotheby’s Chicago, 2nd September 1993, lot 61) and Eberhard Schmidt-Böthelt collections, now being sold by a Belgian collector 

MR3368

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