A wood netsuke of a monkey and child By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century

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Lot 16
A wood netsuke of a monkey and child
By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 13,593) inc. premium
A wood netsuke of a monkey and child
By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
The former seated, restraining its offspring who reaches across to grasp a bunch of loquats, the details finely rendered in the dark-stained wood and the eyes inlaid in pale translucent horn with dark pupils, signed in an oval reserve Tomokazu. 3.5cm (1 3/8in).

Footnotes

  • 木彫根付 親子猿 銘「友一」 19世紀前期

    Provenance: Mrs Isobel Sharpe collection.
    M. T. Hindson collection.
    Martin S. Newstead collection, purchased at Sotheby's, London, 24th October 1984, lot 81.
    Labbé-Barbanson collection.

    Published: Neil K. Davey, Netsuke, a Comprehensive Study Based on the M. T. Hindson Collection, Faber & Faber Ltd and Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications, London, 1974, p.231, no.712.

    A very similar model by Tomokazu, with added inlays is illustrated by Marie-Thérèse Coullery and Martin S. Newstead, The Baur Collection Geneva, Netsuke (Selected Pieces), Collections Baur, Geneva, 1977, p.335, no.C1038.
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A wood netsuke of a monkey and child By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
A wood netsuke of a monkey and child By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
A wood netsuke of a monkey and child By Kano Tomokazu, Gifu, early 19th century
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