Japanese Signed Netsuke Carved As A Rat

Japanese Signed Netsuke Carved As A Rat

125.00

A collectable boxwood netsuke with the signature of the maker at the base.

The tail curving underneath is an artistic feature.

Netsuke were small sculptural objects which evolved in Japan over the last 300 years. As kimonos had no pockets they were a way of securing a cord to the waist which held an external pocket and personal possessions. The beautifully carved art forms were a means of identifying the status of the wearer.

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