© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: AK0220-240
A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A SARUM AWASHI WITH TWO MONKEYS
Unsigned
Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868)

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.

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