18th century netsuke of a goat lying with its head turned back and bearing an alert expression, its fore legs bent and its hind legs drawn in for compactness. Excellent carving conveying the essence of the creature’s character, pleasantly heavy, fantastic rendition of animal’s fur. The bottom of the netsuke is nicely curved (not flat as is quite common is that type of early netsuke). Beautiful wear and patina, old age lines, eyes are expertly inlaid with dark horn. Serious classic sculpture, comes with Julius Katchen provenance, but I could not find it in Katchen references available to me. Length 2 1/8 inches.