This work was inspired by an inro Alexander Derkachenko saw in the International Netsuke Society Journal depicting a cat with feather. The design is very much executed in the manner of the Ise-Yamada coiled rat netsuke and shows a coiled puppy with amusingly large inlaid eyes, holding a large feather in its mouth and lifting its right hindleg to scratch its ear. The feather is carved over the back of the puppy and cleverly merges with the fur. Large himotoshi next to the inlaid artist’s signature.
HEIGHT 4 cm
Condition: Excellent condition.