Unsigned ivory netsuke of a reclining monkey

circa 1860

An ivory netsuke of a reclining monkey, clasping a branch of peach and cradling the heavy fruit in its left hand. It looks upwards with an expression of concern that it might be disturbed as it contemplates its juicy meal. The eyes are inlaid in red horn and the hairwork is enhanced with light sumi-e stain.

Ivory netsuke
Reclining monkey

Length: 5cm