© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MONKEY ON A HORSE
Katalognummer: NE1118-023
Ivory netsuke
Japan
19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

The monkey, or saru, on a horse is an old Chinese symbol for the rise to power. “The monkey sitting on a horse” reads “Ma Shang Feng Hou” 马上封候, which sounds like “Promotion is fast approaching”. This monkey is wearing a courtly eboshi on his head and holding the reins, while the horse’s head is raised. Himotoshi in the center of the rectangular base.

HEIGHT 4.4 CM

Condition: Very good condition with only very minor age cracks
Provenance: French private collection

Nachverkauf:  verkauft/sold

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