A Tokyo School ivory okimono of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) and monkey By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912) (2)

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A Tokyo School ivory okimono of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) and monkey
By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)

Sold for £ 40,000 (US$ 50,295) inc. premium
A Tokyo School ivory okimono of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) and monkey
By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)
Seated and leaning back against his partially cloth-covered drum decorated with several strips of ritual paper, and teasing his performing pet sprawled asleep across his lap with the split ends of the rope to which the monkey is tethered, signed on the drum Ishikawa within a circular cartouche and on the base with chiselled characters Komei with kao; with separate wood stand. The figure 16cm x 19.5cm (6¼in x 7 5/8in), the stand 3.5cm x 20.7cm (1 3/8in x 8 1/8in). (2).

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  • A key figure in the early history of modern Japanese sculpture, Ishikawa Komei was born into a family of temple craftsman and from the age of ten studied painting for a time under Kano Kazunobu (1816–1863) before training as an ivory carver in the workshop of Kikugawa Masamitsu, a netsuke maker. Starting in 1876 he exhibited his work widely at home and abroad and participated in the interior decoration of imperial palaces. In 1890 he was named Teishitsu Gigeiin (Artist-Craftsman to the Imperial Household) and in 1891 he was appointed Professor in the Sculpture Department of the Tokyo School of Art.
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A Tokyo School ivory okimono of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) and monkey By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912) (2)
A Tokyo School ivory okimono of a sarumawashi (monkey trainer) and monkey By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912) (2)
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