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