Ivory netsuke of a monkey on namazu
A superlative example of this 18th century subject, much less worn than is often the case, the monkey’s feet better defined. He holds his gourd in front of him, its bulges… Read More
Ivory netsuke of a shishi
Hugging the ground with all four feet facing forward, and looking back over its shoulder. The eyes are inlaid with dark pupils.
Although less rounded in its carving,… Read More
Lacquered wood netsuke of a mandarin duck
Lacquered in tones of grey, red and gold, with a beak unusually and effectively fashioned from a fragment of coral and eyes of dark buffalo horn.
Probably circa, 1880
Length:… Read More