An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century

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An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey
By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 11,327) inc. premium
An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey
By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century
Seated, its body twisted slightly to the left as picks at a bug on its leg while holding a branch of peaches with its feet, one leg forming the himotoshi, the well-toned ivory is slightly worn and the eye pupils are inlaid, signed in a rectangular reserve Okatomo. 3.8cm (1½in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫根付 猿 銘「岡友」 19世紀前期

    Provenance: Adrienne Barbanson collection, purchased in Kyoto, 1956.

    Published: Adrienne Barbanson, ibid., pp.62-63, pl.23.

    A very similar example is illustrated with a simple drawing by Frederick Meinertzhagen, ibid., p.618, right column, top.
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An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century
An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century
An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century
An ivory netsuke of a seated monkey By Okatomo, Kyoto, early 19th century
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