Ivory Netsuke of a Sarumawashi by Gisho (Gijo)
Standing holding what looks like a box, and with his monkey on his shoulder
Signed. Circa 1800
Height: 7.2 cm
French private collection
Fuld lists only two netsuke with such a signature, neither of them the present one. The face is familiar from numerous unsigned netsuke. Have we made a discovery?