Netsuke (1) - Ivory - MOUSE ON A WICKER BASKET - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)

Netsuke (1) - Ivory - MOUSE ON A WICKER BASKET - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)
Very good condition, see description - 5×7.5×1.5 cm


Very original large and flat netsuke depicting a small mouse in a shallow wicker basket containing leaves of various plants.

The netsuke is not signed, but the carver was particularly skilled, rendering through the carving of ivory the impression of the different textures.

See how he manages to make us "feel" the wicker, the rope, the different leaves, the tail of the mouse. The mouse has a cute expression, with inlaid eyes.


Early 19th century


46,6 gr


Very good condition.

Please check pictures for global condition


From French private collection


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Pre-convention ivory specimen.

Complies with CE Regulation 338-97 of 09 December 1996.

Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. Submitted according to the decree of May 4, 2017 to a prior declaration provided for in Article L. 412-1 code environment.

A physical expertise of the piece will be realized by an independent expert confirming that the piece was realized before 1947 and is well of the announced period.

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The signature is deciphered for information only and regarding my study of the piece and my global knowledge.

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Lot details
Total nr of items
Edo Period (1600-1868)
Region/ Country of origin
Title of artwork
Very good condition, see description
5×7.5×1.5 cm
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