Finely carved as a rat (nezumi) with its front paws placed on a daikon (radish). The ears are quite characteristic, the large eyes are inlaid in black lustrous horn and the hairwork is neatly incised. The well-carved tail curls around on the underside, grasped by one of the rat’s paws, and forms the natural himotoshi. The wood of a very good color with a fine patina.
HEIGHT 3.3 cm, LENGTH 4 cm
Condition: Very good condition with minor surface wear and minor wear to the inside of the ears.
Provenance: European collection.