Coiled Rat


Extremely fine example of a rat coiled up into a ball. The hairwork is beautifully engraved, the eyes are inlaid in dark horn.

Natural himotoshi (cordholes) through one of the legs.

Signed in a polished reserve: MASANAO

This netsuke shows the outstanding character of a MASANAO Netsuke that immediately attracts the eye when first seen among a large number of other netsuke, it is the creation of a master in a bold style, fine delicacy and finish.


ID 1
Signature Masanao
School Yamada
Material Boxwood
Period Early 19th C
Measures Width: 3,8 cm; Height: 4,2 cm
Price On auction at Lempertz (Dec 9th)