A large boxwood netsuke of a rat with a scroll, by Shigemasa. Mid-19th century
Sitting on its tail, a scroll in its mouth, and holding onto the cord wound around the scroll and hanging down. The eye pupil of light grey horn. Signed Shigemasa in ukibori in a rectangular reserve.
Height 3.6 cm
Purchased from Alexander Pollmer, Munich ?
Coll. no. 929 (printed and handwritten)