A boxwood netsuke of a tortoise and a monkey. First half 19th century
Climbing over the carapace of a tortoise, the monkey covers its mouth with his forepaw. Crack.
Height 2.3 cm; length 4.6 cm
Purchased from Offermann & Schmitz at the Deutsche Kunst- und Antiquitätenmesse München, 1971
Coll. no. 613 (printed and handwritten)