As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this finely carved and chunky Meiji period 1868-1912 carved wood Okimono Rat group, the carver has captured in fine detail the young Rodent curled around the body of its parent , the pair clutching each other with their long tails entwined, a charming rendition that captures a playful scene, the Rodents eyes inlaid in Jet black with the group signed to the underside by a well recorded Meiji Period artist, Gyokumin , a fine addition to your Japanese works of art collection .
Notes: Rats are a symbol of fertility and wealth in Japanese folklore, an emblem of good luck, the Rat or Nezumi, contrary to Western attitudes, has always been highly esteemed as a model of industry as rats can be found only where food is abundant, they have become the symbol of wealth and are often depicted as the companion of the God of Luck Daikoku, whose name literally translates into “Great Measure of Rice.”
Previously supplied by ourselves .
Good condition throughout .
Height: 3″ 7.6 cm
Width: 2.8″ 7.1 cm
Depth: 3.4″ 8.6 cm
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