Okimono of two mice

A bronze okimono of two mice on Daikoku’s mallet.

One rodent perched on the tasselled handle, a second rodent standing on its hind legs towards the top of the mallet, signed on the reverse of the handle with chiselled characters in tensho script possibly reading Anatsu, Tanamura.
Height : 17.5cm – length : 33cm (7 7/8in x 13in)
Meiji (1868-1912) or Taisho (1912-1926) era, early 20th century