A humorous ivory netsuke of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) with his trained monkey climbing on his back and holding the arm of a large wild monkey. The proportions of the monkey and sarumawashi are very amusing. Furthermore, the monkey appears to be blind. The present netsuke appears to be a variant of Kintaro with two monkeys motif, though with a humorous twist. Good himotoshi through the underside and side.
HEIGHT 3.1 cm
Condition: Very good condition, appealing patina.
Provenance: The 40-Year Collection of a London Gentleman.