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TOMOTAMI, 19th Century Japanese Netsuke, Rat upon Fish and Ferns

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1297008

Please refer to our stock # 62 when inquiring.

This is a 19th Century finely carved Japanese Netsuke depicting a Rat curiously standing upon a pair of fish, and ferns that are attached to a branch. Beautiful form and meticulous detail. Excellent hairwork on the mouse, and intricacies of the fern. Stained for effect. Very creative use of the objects to outline the large uneven himotoshi. Signed on a leaf, right next to the cord holes. Netsuke measures 1.85 inches (4.7cm) wide, and 1.05 inches (2.6cm) tall. Netsuke is in excellent condition, as may be seen in the posted photos.