An ivory box and cover
By Tomioka, Meiji Period
The cover finely carved with three apes, the adult growling at the crab which traps the finger of her offspring between its pincers, the monkey squealing in pain whilst a third monkey cowers behind its mother, signed with seal Tomioka. 6.8cm x 11.6cm x 20.7cm (2 5/8in x 4½in x 8 1/8in). (2).