WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU
WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU

WONDERFUL EARLY 18TH CENTURY JAPANESE IVORY NETSUKE MONKEY ON A NAMAZU

c. 1740 JAPANESE

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our oriental collection we are delighted to offer this truly wonderful early 18th century Japanese ivory netsuke , the netsuke depicts a humerous monkey lazing upon a Namazu (type of catfish)holding a gourd above his head .

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 .
EXCELLENT
Dimensions
Height 3.50 cm (1.38 inches)
Width 4.00 cm (1.57 inches)
Depth 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
Medium
IVORY
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
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United Kingdom

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