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Jigaku - A Japanese okimono of a rat-catcher
Jigaku - A Japanese okimono of a rat-catcher  - Asian Works of Art Style
Ref : 89412
3 800 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Jigaku
Provenance :
Japan
Medium :
Boxwood
Dimensions :
l. 3.35 inch X H. 3.54 inch X P. 3.35 inch
Asian Works of Art  - Jigaku - A Japanese okimono of a rat-catcher
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Jigaku - A Japanese okimono of a rat-catcher

A Japanese boxwood okimono of a rat-catcher preparing the miso on a big bowl before catching the rat. Black horn eyes.

Excellent quality and great patina.

Jigaku signature under the base.

During the Edo period, blind people were recruited to hunt rats. With their sensitivity and hearing, they were able to hunt small rodents.

Meiji period late 19th century

Sizes: 9 x 8,5 x 8,5 cm.

Condition report: Good condition

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