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An ivory netsuke of a saru ningyo (monkey doll)

Style of Hidemasa I, Osaka school, early 19th century.
5.1cm high
 
 
Provenance:
Marcel Lorber collection
J. and A. Katchen collection
 
 
Literature:
A. Katchen, Netsuke 7, vol.2, Paris (K. R. Publishers, 2010),  p. 343, no. K977
 
 
A saru ningyo, a doll made of rolled-up cloth, which is tied to resemble a monkey wearing an eboshi (a stiff lacquered formal hat) The arms and legs are bound together with a cord, the cloth shows an intricate pattern.
 
 
 
Sku: net-1233

 

 

 

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