A Japanese wood netsuke of a monkey with crab
A Japanese wood netsuke of a monkey with crab
A Japanese wood netsuke of a monkey with crab
A Japanese wood netsuke of a monkey with crab

TOMOMITSU (worked from c.1800)

A Japanese wood netsuke of a monkey with crab

c. 1800 to c. 1820 Japan

Offered by Max Rutherston Ltd

£4,900 gbp
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Taken from the Japanese fairy tale of the rivalry between the two creatures. The monkey holds the crab with both hands, while the crab tries its best to pinch fingers with a claw. All eyes are inlays of dark horn
The right foot has been well restored
Julius and Arlette Katchen collection, Paris
A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol. 2, pp. 22-23, no. K214
Dimensions
Height 3.80 cm (1.50 inches)
Stock Code
MR78
Signed/Inscribed
Signed on a buttock: Tomomitsu
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