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Rat-catcher: O.72-1991

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Titles

Rat-catcher

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Netsuke: katabori: Rat-catcher. Ivory, carved and stained. Figure of a robed rat-catcher crouching over his grain-measure and grimacing as the rat scampers over his back. Incised and stained details. Himotoshi through the back of the grain-measure.

Notes

History note: H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.8 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved, incised and stained
Staining

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.72-1991
Primary reference Number: 22367
Old object number: JAPWA/731
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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