258 A CHINESE IVORY TOGGLE OF A MONKEY ON A ROCK
259 A CHINESE IVORY CONVERTED NETSUKE OF A MONKEY AND LEAVES
Unsigned, ivory netsuke China, 18th century
Unsigned, Chinese ivory carving converted into a netsuke China, 17th century
A succinctly crafted toggle showing a monkey with large dark eyes seated on a rock. The monkey is holding an object, presumably something to eat, in one paw. The structures are carved powerfully while the composition is dense and cohesive. Fine patina, several openings for suspension.
A Chinese ivory carving of a reclining monkey on many leaves. The carving, imported from China to Japan, has been converted into a netsuke later as there are himotoshi on the flat underside. Excellent honey patina.
HEIGHT 3.8 cm Provenance: Austrian private estate formerly acquired at Galerie Zacke in the 1990s. Condition: Several expected age cracks, generally in good condition. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-
HEIGHT 2.5 cm, LENGTH 4.7 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Very good condition, expected age cracks, excellent condition. Estimate EUR 800,Starting price EUR 400,-
22 June 2019, 1 PM CET