Asia House, Chinese Porcelain and Art

Very Fine Japanese Ivory Netsuke Of A Monkey

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980: Item # 127812
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This exceptional contemporary Japanese Katabori (stained ivory) carving of a seated monkey with feet crossed and his head resting on his hands,is such a superb carving that it is difficult to describe just in words.The whimsical look on the monkey's face is just outstanding.I purchased this piece in Kyoto,Japan in 1981 from a very reliable local family who was selling part of their collection.On the back of the monkey there is an inset signature of the master carver but unfortunately I have not been able to identify his name.When you look at the photo enlargements you will see the superb workmanship of this wonderful ivory netsuke. The condition is perfect.Circa:20th Century. Size:2 1/8"high. A fantastic Japanese carving for the discerning collector. AN INTEREST FREE LAYAWAY PLAN IS AVAILABLE.