Project Description

Wood Netsuke of Two Monkeys, traditionally attributed to Jobun

One monkey leaning comfortably on the back of the other. Their eyes are inlaid in buffalo horn

Signed. Circa 1810

Length: 4.4 cm

Provenance:

Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London

Willi Bosshard, acquired from the above in 1979

Literature:

Paul Moss and Max Rutherston, ‘Such Stuff As Dreams are Made on’, 2008, no. 55, where firmly attributed to Jobun.  There are many who doubt that it is, not least because no other animal netsuke by the carver are known.

Located in Europe

Price £2,500

Ref. no. 55