A rare wood netsuke of three monkeys
By Naito Toyomasa (1773-1856), Tanba, 1820
All seated, fighting over a peach, one eating a peach which the others try to wrest from him, forming a compact composition in well-patinated and slightly-worn wood, the eyes of pale translucent horn, signed in a long rounded rectangular reserve Toyomasa, rokujugosai (at the age of 65).
4.7cm (1 7/8in).
- Please note that the date of this netsuke should read 1837, and not 1820, as erroneously recorded in the catalogue.