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KÃRYÃ, 19th C. Japanese Boxwood Netsuke: Monkeys on Daikoku's Hammer

KÔRYÛ, 19th C. Japanese Boxwood Netsuke: Monkeys on Daikoku's Hammer


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 1381879

Please refer to our stock # 248 when inquiring.
 $675.00 
19th century finely hand-carved Japanese boxwood netsuke depicting Three Monkeys that are squatting on top of Daikoku's Hammer. Very fine detail and harmonius form characterizes this superb miniature carving. Signed Koryu on an irregular red tablet inlaid of the barrel-like mallet. It measures 1.15 inches (2.9cm) wide, 1.94 inches (4.9cm) long, and 1.20 inches (3.1cm) tall. It is in outstanding preserved condition, as may be seen in the posted photos. Note: A reference to Koryu and his signature may be found on page 668 of Lazarnick's 'Netsuke and Inro Artists, and How to Read their Signatures'