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19th Century, Japanese Boxwood Netsuke, Frustrated Rat Catcher

19th Century, Japanese Boxwood Netsuke, Frustrated Rat Catcher


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1285607

Please refer to our stock # 40 when inquiring.
 $675.00 
19th Century, excellently hand-carved Wood Netsuke depicting a humorous version of the Frustrated Rat Catcher; a farmer who has caught a rat using a wicker backet, but doesn't realize that the rat has gnawed its way out of it and is about to escape. Netsuke has fine details and rich lustry patina. It is very smooth to the touch. It shows some wear, and its himotoshi also shows signs of use. Unsigned. It measures 1.56 inches (4.0cm) wide, 1.16 inches (3.0cm) deep, and 1.50 inches (3.8cm) tall. Netsuke is in excellent condition, as may be seen in the posted photos.