Kyoto, circa 1820
 

The monkey with fine engravings of fur, holding a peach with its mouth opened, a naturally occurring crack to the head, With buffalo horn inlaid eyes, signed Okatori.


H. approx. 4.2 cm

 

It is worth reading Meinertzhagen on how good a carver Okatori was ('MCI' p. 622), a point not lost on our consignor-collector who owned five netsuke by him. 

 

Provenance:
- Probably, Auction, Sotheby's, London, 22 November 1990, lot 22 (erroneously described as holding a kaki)
- Private collection, France

 

An amusing netsuke of a monkey with a peach by Okatori

€3,450.00Price