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
Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London
Willi Bosshard, acquired from the above in 1979
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.