Japanese boxwood okimono. ‘The Rat Catcher’. Meiji Period.
Japanese boxwood okimono, Meiji Period (1868-1912). Well carved as ‘The Rat Catcher. The catcher crouched over his box, holding a club in his right hand, whilst having a look of horror on his face, as realises that the large rat is running over his left shoulder.
Having a very good patination to the wood.
Height - 9 cm, 3 1/2”.
Width - 6.5 cm, 2 1/2”.
Depth - 7.5 cm, 2 7/8”.
Condition - Age cracks to body, and right wrist. No repair.
- Age cracks to body and right wrist.
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