Kyoto school ivory netsuke

18th century

sarumawashi (monkey trainer)

length 2 in., 5 cm

an ivory sarumawashi naps while his monkey perches on a bundle and sneaks a treat from his master's basket, well-worn and bearing a fine patina; unsigned

another view


Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm preferably for no more than two individuals at a time.
Visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing at their discretion.

site last updated
October 28, 2021

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475