Sunday, August 30, 2009


Kagamibuta netsuke of a monkey posing as a collector by Seiju. (Unno Seiju Moritoshi, 1834-1896). Gold disk with shakudo, copper.

Covered Box with Monkey Posing as a Collector

by Unno Moritoshi (Japanese, 1834-1896) 1834-1896 (late Edo-Meiji)

2 1/16 x 4 9/16 in. (5.2 x 11.6 cm)

Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
Japan, Edo period, c. 1835 Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk

13.75 x 17.5 in. (35 x 44.2 cm.)

please go see this monkey (on the monkey page) and see how great the two little monkeys look alike...


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  2. Hello friend ,
    I realy surprice with your beautifool of JApanese metal art.Im engraver who try to engrave some knive with traditional design.I would like to know if yu know some interesting book or catalogue with meiji metal work...
    Plesae let me know..Best regards from Czech
    Mirek M
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