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Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Mouse with Chestnut

Japanese Wood Netsuke of a Mouse with Chestnut


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Inro and Sagemono: Pre 1900: Item # 1296094

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A stained wood netsuke sculpted as a seated mouse holding a chestnut within his paws, its fur finely incised and eyes inlaid with jet. As the first zodiac sign, the mouse or rat, is associated with fertility, wealth, and is also the lucky god, Daikoku’s, attribute. This charming wood netsuke is in excellent condition. 19th Century, Japan