London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
An ivory netsuke of a monkey
carved seated with its head turned to the rear, holding a large peach in its hands, the features naturalistically defined -- 1 5/8in. (4.2cm.) wide; and another ivory netsuke of a rabbit, carved seated kneeling down eating a pomegranate with leafy stalk in its hands, incised signature to base -- 1 3/8in. (3.5cm.) wide, (inset eyes missing from rabbit).
See Illustration. (2)
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This English figure of Christ — one of only two of its type known to have survived the 800-plus years since it was cast — was previously thought to have been made in France
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