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19th century wooden okimono of one of the 3 wise monkeys of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” fame - this one covering its eyes is called Mizaru. Excellent crisp carving, extraordinary depiction of its fur, beautifully done fingers and toes, wonderful wear and patina. Signed KOSAI on one of its butt calluses - this netsuke artist is listed on p. 671 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 2 3/8 inches.

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    19c okimono SEE NO EVIL MONKEY by netsuke carver KOSAI

    Estimate $300 - $350Aug 28, 2018
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    Ships from verified Jasper52 seller #23618 in Massachusetts
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