Project Description

Stained Ivory Netsuke of a Wolf and Monkey by Okatomo

The wolf pins the monkey to the ground with a front paw, while the latter grins, no doubt a nervous reaction to its predicament. The wolf’s eyes have inlaid horn pupils

Signed. Kyoto, circa 1780

Length: 4.9 cm

Provenance:

Willi Bosshard collection, acquired in 1977

Literature:

Paul Moss and Max Rutherston, ‘Such Stuff As Dreams are Made on’, 2008, no. 28

Located in Europe

Price £12,000

Ref. SS28