Project Description

Ivory Netsuke of a Monkey with a Peach by Okatori

They eyes inlays of reddish buffalo horn

Signed. Kyoto, circa 1820

Height: 4.2 cm

Provenance:

Probably the netsuke sold by Sotheby’s London, 22nd November 1990, lot 22, erroneously described as holding a kaki 

Private collection, France

Information:

 It is worth reading Meinertzhagen on how good a carver Okatori was (‘MCI’ p. 622), a point not lost on this collector who owned five netsuke by him

MR2913

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