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Ɏ A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A TIGER AND MONKEY Unsigned Japan,...

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Ɏ A RARE IVORY NETSUKE OF A TIGER AND MONKEY Unsigned Japan, Kyoto, late 18th to early 19th century, Edo period (1615-1868) Boldly carved, the ivory bearing a beautiful deep patina, depicting a snarling, reclining tiger facing back towards a small monkey which is clambering onto the feline’s back. The monkey is wearing a coat with a rope attached to its back, the rope passing through underneath the tiger’s tail. Large himotoshi underneath, the eyes of the tiger inlaid with dark horn pupils. LENGTH 4.2 cm Condition: Good condition with expected wear, a few age cracks, the monkey’s facial features worn away. Provenance: Italian private collection, acquired from Pierre-Eric Becker, Cannes, on 4 May 1999. Trade Certificate: The trade certificate for the sale of this lot within the EU has been granted (permit number AT 24--0100). This item contains ivory, rhinoceros horn, tortoise shell, and/or some types of tropical wood and is subject to CITES when exporting outside the EU. It is typically not possible to export such items outside of the EU, including to the UK. Therefore, after this item has the necessary trade certificate, it can only be shipped within the EU or picked up in our gallery in person.