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Chikuyosai Tomochika (Japan, Edo (Tokyo), 1800 - 1873)  Seven Rat Group, mid-19th century  Netsuke, Ivory with staining, sumi, inlay

Seven Rat Group netsuke, ivory, Chikuyosai Tomochika, century

Rat, Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke Figure, signed

Japanese Carved Ivory Netsuke with Rat - Signed : Lot 118

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Yamaguchi Okatomo (Japan, active circa 1750 - active circa Chicken Group, mid- to late century Netsuke,sumi, inlays

Japanese Netsuke | Japanese Ivory Netsuke of Mouse on Chestnut Signed Yukimasa

Antique Mouse on Chestnut Japanese Netsuke Signed Yukimasa

Insects amid Autumn Flowers and Grasses netsuke, mid to late 19th century Japan. Ivory with staining, sumi; ryūsa type

virtual-artifacts: Netsuke, Japan Insects amid Autumn Flowers and Grasses mid- to late century, Ivory with staining, sumi; ryusa type, x 1 in. x cm) Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection Japanese Art Department.

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Netsuke IVORY BALL In the form of Daruma with a rice bale and a myriad of rats with a single fish. All with inlaid eyes. Diameter WHY?

The rat is one of the 12 signs in the Japanese zodiac (which parallels the Chinese zodiac, but differs from the Western zodiac in being divided into years rather than months). Those born in the year of the rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008) your ambition and tolerance for hardship make you a good worker. You are honest, except when you hide feelings of anger. This ability to control your emotions can make you manipulative, but you are fair and expect the same of others.

Rat on Tobacco Pouch Masatami (Japan, circa Gyokumin (Japan, active century) Japan, mid-late century

Silent swoop Leigh Slogget

silent swoop mammoth tusk, water-buffalo horn and lacquer year carved: 2005 netsuke japan sculpture owl

"a rat licking its tail" by Masanao of Kyoto (active around 1781), Japan, mid- to late 18th century. Stained ivory and horn (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"A Rat Licking Its Tail" Netsuke by Masanao of Kyoto (active around Japan, mid- to late century. Stained ivory and horn (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Japan  Goat Pair, early 19th century  Netsuke, Ivory with staining, sumi, double inlays. LACMA

Japan Goat Pair, early century Netsuke, Ivory with staining, sumi, double inlays.

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