A boxwood netsuke of a rat. Mid-19th century
Placing its forepaws on a bean pod, the elongated head with ears firmly pressed against the body, the tail curled in a near-circle. The eyes of black horn.
Height 2.1 cm; length 5.4 cm
Purchased from Helmut Laudenbach, Berg, February 1979
Coll. no. 796 (handwritten)