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252 A FINE WOOD NETSUKE OF TWO MONKEYS AND PEACH SIGNED MASATSUGU Signed Masatsugu, wood netsuke Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A finely carved and amusing wood netsuke depicting a large monkey holding another by the ankle as it cheekily tries to reach the peach behind its back. The fur is incised naturalistically, and the eyes are inlaid in pale and translucent horn, almost appearing like amber. The wood is of a very appealing color, lightly stained, and the humorous expressions of the monkeys are achieved masterfully. Natural himotoshi and signature in a rounded reserve, MASATSUGU 正揥. HEIGHT 5 cm Provenance: European collection. Condition: Minor nicks and scratches in the wood. Generally, in very good condition. Estimate EUR 1.500,Starting price EUR 750,-

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