Project Description

Boxwood Netsuke of a Sleeping Monk, by Minko

The young monk asleep over his grindstone with the handle lying on top.  Ironically it is stimulating tea that he is grinding. The larger himotoshi is very generous in size and deeply excavated behind

Signed: Minko with elaborate kaō. Circa 1820

4.5 cm across

Judging by the use of a different radical in the first character from that of Tanaka Minko, this is probably the work of Konan Minko

Item Location: USA

Price: US$1800