An ivory netsuke of a saru ningyo (monkey doll)


An ivory netsuke of a saru ningyo (monkey doll)

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.


Netsuke for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: net-1233




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