• Japanese Art and Design auction at Christies

    Sale 5496

    Japanese Art and Design

    12 May 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    A Wood Tonkotsu [Tobacco Box]


    Price Realised  


    A Wood Tonkotsu [Tobacco Box]
    Signed Mitsukuni, Meiji Period (late 19th century)
    Inlaid in ivory and cowhorn and depicting monkeys gathering peaches, en suite netsuke carved as monkey and young and an ojime in the form of a monkey
    8.3cm. high

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