Okimono netsuke - Unsigned

circa 1870

Ratcatcher netsuke
Okimono ratcatcher netsuke

A wood okimono netsuke depicting a disappointed rat catcher. Holding his upturned wooden box firmly against the ground and readying his cudgel with his right fist, he shouts out in frustrated dismay as the rodent makes a nonchalant escape over the would-be captor’s shoulder.

Ratcatcher netsuke
Disappointed ratcatcher
Okimono netsuke ratcatcher
Reverse angle

Height: 4.6cm, width: 5.1cm

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