Project Description

Wood Netsuke of a Monkey and Octopus by Masakazu

Is it my imagination, or is the monkey getting a little fresh with the octopus, causing it to react, using all its tentacles in its defense?
Signed. Nagoya. Circa 1860
Height 3.7 cm
Literature:
Yukari Yoshida, The 2009 New York Sans Ivoire Netsuke & Sagemono selection, p. 32, n° 79
G. Wilhelm’s comments in the paid editorial for the Sagemonoya exhibition, International Netsuke Society Journal, 19/3, p. 66, described and illustrated
Provenance:
U.S. private collection
Sagemonoya, 2009, from whom purchased by the present owner
MR4001
Located in France

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