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Playful Mice Netsuke

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Netsuke were developed early in Japan's Edo period (1615-1868) as counterweights that were attached to small containers or pouches that hung from a man's kimono sash. Over time, netsuke evolved into an art form where increasingly detailed and sophisticated examples reflected the wealth, social status, and taste of the wearer.
The ivory netsuke on which this is based, Seven Rat Group by Chikuyosai Tomochika (Japan, 1800-1873) is in the Raymond and Frances Bushell collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Each one comes packaged in a velvet bag, gift box and the descriptive story card explaining the symbolic and historical significance of the Netsuke.

• Reproduction hand-painted polymer
• Approx. 1" x 1" x 1"