An ivory okimono of a monkey  By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)

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An ivory okimono of a monkey
By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)

Sold for £ 23,750 (US$ 32,660) inc. premium
An ivory okimono of a monkey
By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)
Sensitively carved, seated with one hand clenched and resting on the ground, looking up with a pensive expression, his right hand holding his left leg; signed on the base with chiselled characters Komei with a partially effaced seal Ishi. 13.2cm x 13.1cm (5 1/8in x 5 1/8in).

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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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An ivory okimono of a monkey  By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)
An ivory okimono of a monkey  By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)
An ivory okimono of a monkey  By Ishikawa Komei (1852-1913), Meiji era (1868-1912)
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