Ivory Figure of a Ape - Signed Ishikawa Komei Meiji 1868 - 1912
Ivory Figure of a Ape - Signed Ishikawa Komei Meiji 1868 - 1912
Ivory Figure of a Ape - Signed Ishikawa Komei Meiji 1868 - 1912

Ivory Figure of a Ape - Signed Ishikawa Komei Meiji 1868 - 1912

1868 to 1912 Japan

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The artist appeared to have a fondness for carving apes, compare with two other similarly sized and finely carved apes by Ishikawa Komei, both sold at Sotheby's London, 14th & 15th November 2000, lot 503, and 14th & 15th November 1991, lot 278.

Ishikawa Komei was born at Asakusa in Edo (Tokyo) into a family of miya-bori (sculptors of wood carvings for Shinto shrines). He trained in Kano-style painting under Kano Sosen, and studied ivory carving under Kikukawa Masamitsu. In 1891, he became Professor of the Sculpture Department at the Tokyo Art School. Appointed an Imperial Court Artist and member of the Art Committee of the Imperial Household, he is renowned as being one of the greatest of all Japanese sculptors.
Dimensions
Height 17.70 cm (6.97 inches)
Width 11.20 cm (4.41 inches)
Stock Code
5012
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