A wood netsuke of a monkey  By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
Lot 19
A wood netsuke of a monkey By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
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Lot Details
A wood netsuke of a monkey
By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
Seated, chewing contentedly on a fruit while clutching a bunch of fruit and leaves to its chest, forming a compact composition in slightly-worn and well-toned wood, one bent leg forming the himotoshi and the eyes inlaid in pale translucent horn with inlaid pupils, signed in an oval reserve Tomokazu.
3.8cm (1½in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 猿 銘「友一」 19世紀前期

    Provenance: Labbé-Barbanson collection.

    For very similar models by Tomokazu, see Marie Thérèse Collery and Martin S. Newstead, ibid., p.333, no.C1034; and Rosemary Bandini, Shishi and Other Netsuke, the Collection of Harriet Szechenyi, London, 1999, p.91, no.128, sold in these rooms, 8th November 2011, lot 153.
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