Ivory netsuke with cat and haboki

19th century

Length: 9.6 cm

Ivory netsuke with a kitten on a feather broom 19th century

Length: 9.6 cm

The composition shows a small cat resting on a broom of exaggerated size. The netsuke hides a kogatana, a small handy knife for everyday use. The feathers on this kind of brooms are usually from the wings of ducks and the association with the cat is traditional.

Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1208

 

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