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WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
c. 1740 JAPANESE
The Namazu is also known as the earthquake fish because they congregate on the sea bed prior to an earthquake, it is believed that a character called Midori Myochin tried catching these fish in his gourd with the purpose of preventing earthquakes, obviously such a futile and crazy idea that this netsuke artist has captured the monkey and his gourd upon the Namazu with the sole aim of mocking Midori Myochin , What humour !!
The condition is stunning , the netsuke is a wonderful colour and so tactile , nothing other than age related hairlines to report, a really great find for the edo period netsuke collectors .
|Height||3.50 cm||(1.38 inches)|
|Width||4.00 cm||(1.57 inches)|
|Depth||4.50 cm||(1.77 inches)|