Project Description

Wood Netsuke of Rats, by Kaigyokudō 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 a tablet beneath: Masateru. Osaka. Circa 1900

4.2 cm across


Marc Severin and Nino Marakovic collections, more recently in a private Belgian collection