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260 AN IVORY NETSUKE OF A MONKEY PICKING FLEAS Unsigned, ivory netsuke Japan, 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) A good ivory netsuke of a monkey, the posture of his body in an acrobatic position, as he uses both hands to pick fleas near his hip. His head is slightly tilted downwards, and he has a concentrated expression, with wrinkles on his forehead and the small eyes inlaid in dark horn. His two legs are joined together in the front, forming the himotoshi. The details as well as the fur of the monkey are rendered precisely. The contorted body of the monkey is achieved very well by the anonymous artist. HEIGHT 3.6 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Very good condition, two very minor cracks by the leg, and what looks like two plugged nerve channels near both eyes. Estimate EUR 1.200,Starting price EUR 600,-

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