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Okimono - Elephant ivory - Eccezionale e raro gruppo con 5 personaggi - Firmato Munekazu - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Lot reference 32202351

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Location: Italy
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$3,327 Bidder 6020
01-12-2019 20:57:17
$3,105 Bidder 6020
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$2,218 Bidder 6020
24-11-2019 17:38:45

Very good condition, see description - 17×13×11 cm

Object: Okimono (More lots)
Technique: Engraved
Material: Elephant ivory
Period: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin: Japan
Title of artwork: Eccezionale e raro gruppo con 5 personaggi - Firmato Munekazu
Condition: Very good condition, see description
Dimensions: 17×13×11 cm

Large group sculpture in ivory, composed of 5 figures, okimonos of this size and type (more than 3 figures) are rarely made.
In this extraordinary scene, the father has the youngest on his shoulder while the two in the centre simulate a move by sumo wrestlers that is refereed by the older boy on the right and at the same time everyone seems to interact, even the youngest is intrigued by the moment . Exceptional quality of the engraved and sculpted details, the bows of the obi, the hands, the expressions, even the base with the two geta and barefoot child.
Munekazu signature on block in red lacquer.

Excellent condition - natural detachment of one of the two threads that holds the glued child (it is not a breakage or restoration), see last photo.

The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes the delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.

Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by CE. S.AR Archaeometric study centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is available upon request.

This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.

Our gallery is located in Milan and we specialize in Japanese art. We specifically deal with works of art from the Edo-Meiji era, in particular netsuke, okimono, Shibayama, Satsuma, objects in lacquer and metal work.

In 2016 we published a catalog with more than 120 okimono from only the Italian collections "Japanese Okimono" sold by us in these years and annually we edit the volume "Japanese Masterpieces" masterpieces of Japanese art.

We hope to involve you in our passion and that our taste coincides with yours, so as to find benefit to be transmitted to others so that these works are always loved and respected.

Luca and Andrea

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    Exakt beschrieben, sehr gut verpackt u. sehr schnell geliefert. Empfehlenswert.
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    Direct na mijn betaling nam de verkoper contact met me op en werd het item verzonden.
    De verkoper volgde het verzendproces op de voet en het pakje werd binnen 48 uur bezorgd.
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    Thank you very much for your feedback, I hope to find other fine netsuke for you.
    Best wishes
    Andrea
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    user-906e40a January 10, 2020

  • Absolute masterpieces!

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    Très bon vendeur
    A recommander
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    A quick message to thank you for your kind words.
    We are extremely pleased to read your positive review.
    Kindly regards
    Andrea
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    All ok, well packaged.Seller very serious.
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  • Very good!

    user-51f7048 November 19, 2019

  • Today the new-bought netsuke arrived. Much faster than I expected. Thank you so much for packing it with so much care and sending it in the shortest time. We are very happy with our new accession.

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    Vendeur très professionnel, mon netsuke a été livré en un temps record ! Parfaitement emballé et protégé !

    On sent également des gens passionnés.

    Un grand merci !
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    Excelente vendedor muy recomendable. El objeto comprado se ajusta perfectamente a la descripción. Envío rápido y perfectamente embalado. Gracias.
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    Mingorrin October 24, 2019

  • Gut verpackt keine Beanstandungen

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    TOUT SUPER : CONTACT , DESCRIPTON , LIVRAISON , ...
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    Esperienza totalmente positiva! Il venditore ha subito inviato il pacco ed è arrivato anche con un giorno di anticipo rispetto al previsto. L’oggetto, imballato con cura è arrivato in perfetto stato.
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    La sculpture est manifique,bien emballer et envoyer immediatement. Tres satisfait .
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    Superbe samouraï ivoire
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    Very fast shipping, well packed.
    I love the object!

    Thank you!
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