London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
A wood netsuke of a group of rats
naturalistically carved clambering over, entering and emerging from a bulging sack of rice tied with a length of rope, the rope ending draped loosely on the ground in two large tassels, incised Ikkô signature to base -- 2in. (5.1cm.) wide (small section of rope missing, rubbing).
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