Netsuke - Porcellana - Marked 'Masakazu' 正一 - A HIRADO PORCELAIN NETSUKE OF TWO PUPPIES PLAYING - Giappone - Periodo Edo (1600-1868)
Welcome to the auction for this finely carved antique wood netsuke, a true testament to the craftsmanship of the Edo period in the 19th century. This charming piece features a realistically rendered recumbent rat in the act of enjoying a nut, with striking large inlaid eyes that add depth and character to the carving.
The level of detail in the rat's fur is truly remarkable, showcasing the skill of the artisan who created this piece. The rat's tail gracefully wraps around its body, forming almost a circle, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal. The himotoshi, or cord hole, is thoughtfully placed beneath the base for secure attachment.
This netsuke comes from a reputable Japanese antique store in Tokyo and was previously owned by a Japanese family. Its journey from Japan to your collection adds a layer of history and authenticity to this remarkable piece.
Height: 2.0 cm
Width: 4.0 cm
Depth: 3.5 cm
Whether you are a seasoned collector of Japanese art or someone who appreciates the intricacies of craftsmanship, this wood netsuke is a unique find. Its charm and historical significance make it a valuable addition to any collection.
Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of Edo period artistry.
Edo Period 19th Century:
The Edo period (17th to 19th century) in Japan was a time of cultural flourishing, and this netsuke is a prime example of the artistry from this era. Netsuke like these were not only functional but also served as miniature sculptures that reflected the daily life, mythology, and aesthetics of the time.
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