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Rat-catcher: O.64-1991

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Object information

Titles

Rat-catcher

Maker(s)

Tomomitsu

Description

Netsuke: katabori: Rat-catcher. Ivory, carved and stained. Crouching figure of a rat catcher with a cunning expression on his face, wearing a loin cloth and holding his box trap; the rat sits on his right shoulder. Natural himotoshi formed by his arms and legs.

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: 3.7 cm
Width: 3.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Edo Period (1615-1868)
19th century
Circa 1800 - 1868

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Carving : Ivory, carved, stained
Staining

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.64-1991
Primary reference Number: 22346
Old object number: JAPWA/721
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 June 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 2 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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