EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI
EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI

EXCEPTIONAL JAPANESE OKIMONO MONKEYS SIGNED MASATAMI

c. 1890 JAPANESE

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our oriental collection we are delighted to offer this fine quality rare Japanese ivory okimono signed in a oblong cartouche "Masatami Shomin/Seimin" the exquisite detailed okimono depicts a female monkey surrounded by six of her youngsters , they are clambering all over her body clutching bunches of Persimmon fruits , the body hair is finely incised and stained in great detail whilst the eyes are inlaid with horn , this is a magnificent quality Japanese ivory group perfect for the serious collector.

The condition is simply stunning with no cracks or losses and only minor age related wear to the underside staining , Wonderful do not miss it !!

For a very similar okimono monkey group see.

"The Golden Age Of Japanese Okimono" by Laura Bordignon

Outer spine photo plus pages 90-91 where it is also suggested Masatami moved from Nagoya to Osaka in the late 19th century and excelled in the carving of monkeys and rats.
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Dimensions
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Width 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Depth 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
Medium
IVORY
Signed/Inscribed
MASATAMI
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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