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Ivory Netsuke of a Monkey on Namazu

Ivory Netsuke of a Monkey on Namazu

Ivory netsuke of a monkey on namazu Anonymous Artist 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

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Ivory netsuke of a nio Ikkosai Toun Crouching and turning the upper stone of a millstone; alternatively attempting to break a mochi into two pieces. Signed beneath the lower stone: Ikkosai Height: 3.9 cm A variant of the subject by… Read More

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Reclining sarumawashi Yoshinaga A larger than usual model, sprawling on the ground and leaning on one elbow, with his monkey seated on his sack.  The underside is particularly attractive, with very delicately carved feet, distinctive of the master.  The trainer’s… Read More

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Ivory netsuke of a nuye In the manner of Yoshinaga A well carved, if somewhat worn, rendition of the mythical and troublesome chimera.  The ivory is fairly pale with age cracks to the right flank.  The eyes are inlaid in… Read More

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Ivory netsuke of a dragon Circle of Tomotada (Active 1760-1780) Powerfully carved, encircling a large tama, and holding a smaller one in a claw. Inscribed within a rectangular cartouche with the signature of Tomotada Kyoto, late 18th century Width: 4.4cm… Read More

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