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18c netsuke FAT RAT on CANDLE

18c netsuke FAT RAT on CANDLE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1329312
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18th century netsuke of a rat sitting on a candle which it gnawed in several places. Superb quality carving and great detailing - see the alert face of the rodent, hairwork and texture of its tail and streaks of wax on the candle. The creature is wonderfully fat - usually the rat in this model is much skinnier. The eyes and the wick are inlaid with dark horn. Wonderful patina turning deeper yellow on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, old age lines, very pleasant wear. Length 2 1/16 inches.