London, South Kensington
22 November 2001
An ivory netsuke of a rat
laying recumbent on a pile of leaves, horn inset eyes, finely incised hairwork -- 1 5/8in. (4.1cm.) long; and another ivory netsuke of a shishi carved crouching over a large ball, its head turned to one side with mouth slightly open revealing a loose ball inside -- 1½in. (3.8cm.) wide, (old wear).
See Illustration. (2)
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