Project Description

Large Ivory Netsuke of a Reclining Monkey Trainer by 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 eyes are inlaid in dark horn

Signed in an oval reserve beneath: Yoshinaga. Kyoto, circa 1780

7.5 cm across

Provenance:

Formerly with the Nio Gallery, England (advertised in the International Netsuke Society Journal, vol. 24, no. 2 (2004), p. 23;

Since in private Japanese and UK collectionS

MR3531

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