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Lot 301: RAT, RADISH AND BLOSSOMS
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Netsuke, ivory. Japan, 19th cent.
A detailed openworked round ryusa netsuke, depicting foliage and blossoms and offering a very compactly crafted composition. On the front is a crouched reclining rat nezumi, whose long tail runs down to the underside of the netsuke and bites into a radish. Very powerful, honey-brown patina beneath, cord channel running below through a stem. Very good preservation.
DM AROUND 4 CM
From a former English collection