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Title:

Mouse

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, Japan

Collection:

C. B. Marlay

Category:

netsuke

Name:

netsuke

Other Name:

katabori

Date:

circa 1800 1868

Period(s):

Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868); 19th century

Description:

Netsuke, katabori, mouse. Ivory, carved and stained. Figure of a mouse seated on its tail which is wrapped around its body; its two back paws grip the tail at the front. Its upper paws hold onto the inro cord which passes between its legs and by its left shoulder. The body is finely incised to resemble fur and its paws, ears and facial features are finely carved. It has painted black whiskers. It has two inlaid shiny black eyes (horn?). Natural himotoshi formed by the formation of the legs and paws.

Technique(s):

carving; whole
incising; body
staining; whole

Material:

ivory; whole

Technique
Description:

ivory, carved and stained

Dimension(s):

height, whole, 2.2, cm
width, whole, 1.7, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Acquisition Credit:

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Part Of:

MAR.O.37 & A-1912

Accession:

Object Number: MAR.O.37A-1912
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 22110; input: 2001-02-26; modified: 2012-01-13)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/22110